Prototype Tesla Semi truck was seen on the road
It so happened that the new Tesla vehicles begin to "accidentally" appear on the road shortly after the presentation. Prior to that, someone from time to time riding a brand new Model S, has not yet gone on the conveyor, and now it is the turn of the truck Tesla Semi, which is filmed in broad daylight on a conventional municipal road.
Through a careful operator, just in time to be close to the design center of the Tesla, by which the road and driving an electric truck, we are able to examine in more detail the novelty, constitute the most complete picture of how it will look like cargo electric car powered by Elon Musk.
The video clearly shows that the rear of the cabin has no compartments and placed in a niche of her equipment. Apparently, the battery, as well as his fellow passenger, actually located in the bottom of the truck. Apparently, efficient circuit installation and removal of batteries best allows you to replace it with this arrangement, the battery, and the weight seems to be a position distributes the better.
According to information published by developers, Tesla Semi Capacity battery is approximately 1 MWh - a fairly large battery, which is due to the weight and size is really difficult to install along the chassis or to hang on the car cockpit.
mass production of electric trucks in Tesla plans to start in two years. After the presentation, the number of pre-orders for Tesla Semi beginning slowly but surely grow - several large orders for the trucks came from Wallmart, Sysco, and Anheuser-Busch. Companies actively advocate for the protection of the environment, so plan to buy small batches Tesla trucks to reduce emissions.