The director of the company, Elon Musk, is not stingy with words. He calls the newest Semi the safest, most technologically advanced, and most comfortable truck.
Recall that the novelty is a semi-trailer with semi-autonomous capabilities. Also, Elon Musk separately highlights the huge performance of the power plant.
The eighth class is a category of trucks weighing more than ten tons. Such cars are the main link between commercial transportation.
The truck is able to travel up to 600 kilometers without additional recharging – and this is at maximum mass on the highway. As noted by Elon Musk, the coefficient of aerodynamic drag of the Tesla Semi is 0.36, so its aerodynamics becomes better than that of the famous Bugatti Chiron Hypercar, which set a world speed record of 304.8 mph (490.5 km/h).
Recall that the Tesla Semi was presented by the American company on November 16, 2017. Then it had a slightly different design. The brand received the bulk of pre-orders for the truck during the first month, by December 2017, the number of pre-orders exceeded a thousand, according to various sources.
“The truck was developed by Jerome Guillen, former program director of Tesla S and vice president of vehicle design.”
It should be recalled that earlier there was information that Tesla is increasing the number of employees in preparation for the release of the Tesla Semi truck. The company especially needs employees who will provide direct assistance in the control of cargo transportation.