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Tesla announces 1000hp 800km (with 36,000kg) range semi TRUCK with Autopilot and half-hour recharge

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    Nothing special here, BYD have exported fully electrified trucks to all over the world years ago, and this Tesla truck is still a vaporware.

    In the future due to the lack of core tech and poor safety records (10x worse than BYD), Telsa will be decline, you people should short Tesla shares, it is basically the American version of LeTV: A company full of debts and little core tech with a showboat as CEO.
     
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    Yes, so do a bunch of other companies. But the BYD has less than 100 miles in range which keeps it from being popular. The tesla will do 500.
     
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    http://www.arabnews.com/node/1226726/business-economy
    UAE-based Bee’ah buys 50 electric Tesla truck


    LONDON: UAE-based Bee’ah has bought 50 Tesla Semi heavy-duty electric trucks, making it the first company in the Middle East to operate the eco-friendly vehicles.

    The environmental management company made the announcement at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi. It is is one of the largest orders for the Tesla Semi to date, in line with Sysco Corporation and second to PepsiCo, which ordered 100 trucks, and UPS, which ordered 125 units, according to Inside EVs, an electric vehicle specialist website.
    Bee’ah reserved its 50 Tesla trucks immediately after they were launched but it has kept the move quiet until now.
    The Sharjah company says its Tesla trucks will be used for waste collection and transportation, including transportation of materials for recovery.
    The company said in a statement: “Overall, Bee’ah’s modernized fleet will continue to make a significant contribution to reducing the company’s carbon footprint, and that is by using the new Tesla Semi trucks alongside the existing electric vehicles, the vehicles that run on compressed natural gas and the ones that run on bio diesel, in addition to the boats that use solar energy while cleaning lakes and water bodies.”
    The incoming Tesla Semi trucks go into production in 2019, and are expected to enter into service in 2020, according to Inside EVs.
    Launched in California by Tesla’s chief executive Elon Musk, the new truck will be capable of traveling 805 kilometers on a single charge.
    The base price of the 800+ km-range model is $190,000, according to Tesla. It can accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 20 seconds.
    Salim Al-Owais, Chairman of Bee’ah, commented: “As a company that strives to be the best in our field, we only work with partners that we consider to be the best in theirs. Through this latest investment, we hope to demonstrate to others the value and importance of seeking out better, more viable ways of achieving our business aims, all for the greater good of our communities.”
     
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    Definietely pretty cool with the seat centered in the middle. New world we live in, man.

    Not bad at all if that's for the semi. That's actually cheap.
     
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    The front exterior reminds me of the below truck from the film 'The Island' :

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    It has a clean-looking interior, just like the SpaceX Dragon v2.
     
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    Tesla Semi begins production cargo runs from Gigafactory 1 to Fremont factory

    https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-semi-trailer-battery-packs-gigafactory-fremont/

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed the first photo of a Tesla Semi, with a trailer full of battery packs in tow, that’s on its way to complete the first production cargo trip for the company. The news follows our recent report that a Tesla Semi was spotted traveling between the company’s Fremont, Calif. factory and Gigafactory facility in Sparks, Nevada.

    “First production cargo trip of the Tesla Semi heavy-duty truck, carrying battery packs from the Gigafactory in the Nevada mountains to the car factory in California,” said Musk in his Instagram post.

    A silver Tesla Semi, the company’s 500-mile all-electric long-range hauler – the same version that was recently spotted doing a tire-shredding acceleration run – and shorter range electric truck in Matte Black, can be seen in Musk’s photo. The all-electric trucks are framed by the unmistakable Nevada mountains surrounding the Gigafactory.

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    With a distance spanning just over 250 miles (400 km) between Tesla’s Nevada-based battery facility and its Fremont factory, both the long-range and shorter range Tesla Semi can presumably travel the entire length without needing to recharge.

    Considering the over 4,000 feet total elevation drop from Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 and its California factory, Tesla Semi’s regenerative braking system would recapture loss energy on descents and result in a range increase in certain areas of the journey.

    Today’s reveal by Musk validates a statement made by Tesla’s VP of Truck programs Jerome Guillen when he revealed that the company would become its own Tesla Semi customers by using the vehicles to transport components between its facilities.

    “Tesla will be the first customer for its own truck. So we will use our own trucks to carry cargo in the US between our different facilities. We have (an) assembly factory in California, we have a battery factory in Nevada, so we’ll use our truck to carry things in between,” said Guillen when speaking at a summit in The Netherlands late last year.

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    Production of the Tesla Semi is expected to take place sometime in 2019. The company is working with its largest customers on the design and build out of its ultra-high powered Megacharger, The Tesla Semi charging stations will be installed at key locations that are frequently traveled by fleet operators and spaced close enough together so that Tesla Semi drivers have enough range to return back to their loading docks without needing to recharge.

    PepsiCo, one of the largest Tesla Semi customers to date having ordered 100 trucks, noted that an agreement to share charging facilities for the Semi would help the electric truck service a wider area.

    “We have a lot of in-house capability around energy and engineering, and certainly, Tesla brings their expertise to the table on energy and charging,” said PepsiCo executive Mike O‘Connell.

    Other high-profile companies such as UPS, UAE-based Bee’ah and Norway’s Postal Service, among many smaller operations, have committed to reducing their operations environmental impact by either replacing or augmenting their fleet with Tesla Semi trucks.
     
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    I ran the distance of the Tesla 18-wheeler range and operational viability by some of my buddies who are in fact "long haul" truckers. So here is their input.

    1. The 500 mile range is very inadequate. Most truckers will cover way more than that in a 12 hour day - they get paid by the mile. This makes sense as I was able to make a trip in my car to my in-law's house ( distance of 300 miles) in just 4 1/2 hours - averaging 70mph. So the range has to mature for sure. As for the tesla motor lasting 1 million miles - well, diesels do that now.

    2. The charging station infrastructure would have to catch up for it to be a viable option commercially. Keep in mind current trucks go just about anywhere and and even a small town has a diesel pump. I don't see a charging station coming up anytime soon in say, Mt.Ida Arkansas ( the little town my wife is from)

    In conclusion, this is currently still a pipe dream for truckers...also how much do these trucks cost anyway compared to an existing Mack or Peterbilt truck?
     
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    My Tesla after I got a C Quartz wrap @Hamartia Antidote. They took this pick at the place right after.

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    Looks really nice, when did you get it done? I heard somewhere that seasons has an effect on the wrap quality.

    What is the place you got it done? Recommend?
     
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