We’re keenly anticipating the unveiling of the first ever truck offering from electric car giants – Tesla.
Now comes word that the truck will offer a drive range of up to around 480 kilometres (or around 300 miles).
The day-cab offering, according to Reuters, will be targeted at regional hauling applications, not long-haul duties.
The battery-powered heavy-duty truck is expected to boast a payload similar to equivalent day-cab prime movers.
One potential U.S. customer for the truck, Ryder, has already met with Tesla to discuss possibly adding the truck to its fleet.
Here’s what Ryder’s chief procurement officer, Scott Perry had to say…
“I’m not going to count them out for having a strategy for longer distances or ranges, but right out of the gate I think that’s where they’ll start.”
The truck is expected to have self-driving capability as well - more details on that here.
“A lot of people don’t think you can do a heavy-duty, long-range truck that’s electric, but we are confident that this can be done,” - Elon Musk.
We will bring you more news on the inaugural Tesla Electric Truck as it comes to hand, stay tuned for an official unveiling in September.
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