Electric tractor Semi Tesla was submitted in November 2017 — since then, he has repeatedly been seen on the roads, but mass production still has not begun. Apparently, the company is still conducting tests of prototypes, and does not keep it in a special secret. So, the author of the YouTube channel “My Tesla Adventure” recently took video of a Tesla truck, which is clocked on the track is no worse than any other truck. I think his final version will be as fast as the car Tesla Model S 75D.
In an official statement, Elon Musk mentioned that the electric truck is equipped with four independent motors, taken over from the car Tesla Model 3. It was assumed that their capacity will be enough for acceleration to 100 km/h in just 5 seconds and the prototype in the video fully confirms this statement. The truck stopped at a traffic light, turned right and scored so high speed that the other car almost could not pass.
The author of the video said that he was able to catch the truck on your Tesla Model S 75D only when fully pressed the gas pedal to the floor. The video also spotted the Chevrolet Volt electric car, but he left behind a pair of Tesla, as was hardly going to overtake them.
After watching the video, you can find that quick acceleration to 100 km/h is one of the main features of the Tesla truck. Typically, conventional trucks it takes less than 30 seconds, although the rate of acceleration also depends on the severity of the trailer. Of course, electric tow tractor is also attractive because of their efficiency, as it runs on electricity, not expensive fuel. Also worth mentioning about the lack of dirty emissions into the atmosphere.
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