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Tesla to Make Autonomous Trucks

Tesla to Make Autonomous TrucksTesla to Make Autonomous Trucks

Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla has teased the company’s first all-electric semi-truck in a TED talk held in Vancouver, Canada.

Musk said “the truck was in its prototype phase and the company will reveal its first truck offering in September,” AP reported on May 5.

The image was revealed while giving out Tesla’s future product plans. Musk also claims that the heavy commercial vehicle will have long-range capability and will be capable as any other heavy duty truck running on US roads.

He did not reveal the exact capacity or the range of the truck, but claimed that it will produce more torque than any other production truck on the road.

The image teased during the talk looks very similar to hydrogen powered Nikola One concept and the heavy truck from Tesla is likely to come with a torque-vectoring electric motor.

Musk has tested the prototype and said that he was surprised by its maneuverability.

The Tesla founder did not comment on the truck being or getting driverless or having autonomous driving features. However, it’s unlikely that the company won’t implement and execute its self-driving technology in its biggest vehicle built yet. In the coming years, Tesla will also be launching a pick-up truck, its Model Y small SUV and an electric cargo van.

 

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