Tesla Motors CEO Ilon Mask said, that electric trucks of the company Tesla Semi for the first time carried out cargo transportation for the customer. As expected, Tesla itself was the first customer to deliver batteries for electric vehicles from the Gigafactory factory in Nevada to the Tesla assembly lines in Fremont, California.
Note that at the beginning of this month, eyewitnesses have already seen the Tesla Semi truck on high-speed highway I-80, but then the truck was tested in the no-load mode. Now the trailer was loaded to the appropriate trailer and sent to carry out its work. Ilon Musk himself captured the delivery of a pair of trucks from the Gigafactory factory:
Well, the fact that the Tesla trucks took the route for about 5-6 hours was able to confirm several eyewitnesses who caught electric cars on the Supercharger charging station, Traffic on the route:
Recall that according to the originally announced technical data, the Tesla Semi trucks do not need to be recharged in order to overcome this route – the distance between the factories is 420 km, whereas even the basic version of the truck has a stock (300 miles), not to mention a more expensive version with a power reserve of 800 km (500 miles).
However, judging from the photos, the trucks were still recharging, that can speak both of an attempt to test the process of charging from a real charging station, and that test specimens of trucks can be equipped with smaller batteries.
Next, the brand fans followed a couple of loaded Tesla Semi trucks to assess their capabilities at track:
Recall that the first electric truck of the company Tesla Se mi is equipped with four electric motors, which allow it to accelerate to 100 km / h in a loaded state in just 20 seconds. Tesla guarantees the Semi transmission resource at 1.6 million km, which corresponds to approximately 40 round-the-world trips, and the first deliveries to customers will begin already in 2019.
A representative of the logistics company DHL recently said that according to their calculations, the purchase of Tesla Semi will pay off already 1.5 years (and not for 2 years, as it was previously thought), and Ilon Mask defeated to surpass the announced characteristics of the electric truck, keeping the same value.
Source: Electrek (1, 2)