I happen to find trucks, big rigs or whatever you prefer to call them, very fascinating. I’ve always been awe struck by them since I was younger, and still have the same fascination to this day. Similar to trains, I think part of that fascination is the power. Thanks to Elon Musk, trucks are now taking advantage of the tremendous leaps that have been made in electric power technology.
This is quite incredible!
via Science Alert:
In Elon Musk’s future, you’ll never have to change lanes to avoid being stuck behind a truck at the lights again.
Here’s some more footage of someone having an excellent time testing Tesla’s electric truck in a residential area recently:
You might notice the hammer goes down as soon as the driver hits the 25mph (40km/h) zone.
And it’s not just because it’s unladen that the truck is pulling stunts you’ll only otherwise see at a drag strip.
Tesla claims the truck can hit 100 km/h in 20 seconds, even when fully loaded.
We can’t wait to see more.
This article was originally published by Business Insider.
Additional Video via johannes h. – YouTube
The new Tesla Semi Truck:
+ 0-60 mph (96km/h) in 5 sec
+ 500miles (800km) of range