New Electric Semi-Truck

Elon Musk recently unveiled Tesla's new plan for the Electric Semi-Truck:

Tesla says the expected base price in the US for the Semi with a 300-mile range will be $150,000 and the base price for the 500-mile model will be $180,000. While the 300-mile Semi would be about $30,000 more than the upfront cost of a diesel semi, Tesla claims it also can offer substantial savings on operating costs, such as maintenance and fuel. Tesla has started taking reservations and although these are impressive statistics and claims, the question remains open as to when customers will be able to take delivery. Despite that uncertainty, it is reported that Walmart has already reserved 15 of the new Tesla semi-trucks.

Here are a few guaranteed statistics from the Tesla Website

• 0-60mph in 5 seconds
• 0-60mph in 20s with 80,000lbs in max gross weight
• 500 mile range at maximum weight and highway speed
• 4 independent motors and independent suspension
• 1 Gear – No transmission
• Fuel Savings over $200,000
• 400 mile range with 30 minute charge (also known as the Mega Charge)
• Auto braking
• Auto lane keeping
• Million mile guarantee
• Regenerative braking (brake pads last forever)
• $1.26 per mile Tesla Semi vs. $1.51 per mile diesel truck