Is Tesla's E-Truck A Game Changer For Energy Markets?

Felicite Anouilh
Novembre 22, 2017

Tesla on Thursday unveiled a new prototype electric big rig truck which will begin production in 2019.

The Tesla chief also said that the semi-truck will be able to work in a three-truck convoy, reducing its cost per mile for the fleet down to $0.85 per mile, versus diesel being at about $1.25 per mile. Those two screens will also be able to display the feed from any of the vehicle's cameras, and we know Tesla uses a lot of them for the Autopilot suite. As Musk arrived in one of the Semis, grown men shrieked with excitement.

The batteries, though, are the single most expensive parts of the truck - costing up to $100,000. Beyond performance, he also poked fun at the appearance of today's trucks as he touted the Semi. Its stock price has been a roller-coaster ride so far in 2017, and the company is experiencing severe manufacturing difficulties and delays with its Model 3 sedan. That compares to a trucking industry average of 19 cents for mile for diesel trucks, the financial data company reports.

VIDEO: Tesla Roadster – 0-97 km/h acceleration demo

On Sunday night, the billionaire teased that the only thing stopping the Roadster from flying is safety precautions. Even if that were a gross exaggeration, the Roadster's specs are impressive and could give executives at some of the leading sports car manufacturers heartburn.

The company unveiled its new electric semitractor-trailer overnight near its design centre in Hawthorne, California.

"We're confident that this is a product that's better in every way from a feature standpoint", Musk told a crowd of Tesla fans gathered for the unveiling.

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It has a quarter mile time of 8.9 seconds.

It's already drawing down on more of its revolving credit facilities than ever before.

"We believe we can learn how this technology performs within our supply chain, as well as how it could help us meet some of our long-term sustainability goals, such as lowering emissions". However, Tesla, similar to other tech tycoons, has included "wow-factors" like aesthetics, build or even gadgets and knick-knacks to differentiate products like the Semi.

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Musk didn't reveal the semi's price. Morgan Stanley anticipates significant utilisation benefits on top of this, with quick pay-back on smart controls that could be added.

Megachargers, a new high-speed DC charging solution, will add about 640 kilometres in 30 minutes and can be installed at origin or destination points and along heavily trafficked routes, enabling recharging during loading, unloading, and driver breaks.

The Tesla truck was revealed in a larger, long-haul version and a day cab without a sleeper.

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"Not saying the next-gen Roadster special upgrade package *will* definitely enable it to fly short hops, but maybe..."

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