Elon unveiled his new semi yesterday. Only offered a few details and that leaves more questions than answers
0-60 pulling an empty trailer in 5 seconds
0-60 pulling a fully loaded trailer (80,000 pounds) in 20 seconds
Ability to pull the 80,000 pound trailer up a 5% grade at a steady 65 mph . . . . and only using 2 of the 4 wheel motors to do it! Wheel motors are rumored to be the same as the ones used in the Model 3
500 mile range towing 80,000 pounds - Recharge to 80% (400 miles) in only 30 minutes
Million mile bumper to bumper warranty - With regenerative braking, the friction brakes are estimated to last for the full million miles
Jackknifing is prevented thanks to an array of onboard sensors that can detect when this event is about to occur and take action to stop it. Cameras and sensors are found all around the vehicle, enabling features such adaptive cruise control and the company’s Enhanced Autopilot functionality. The cameras also serve as sideview mirrors and aid in object detection and blindspot monitoring. Automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and lane keep assist are also included.
Non Tesla experts estimated the battery to be close to 1 Mw. Price estimated to be around $250K. A $5K deposit will get you a reservation with anticipated delivery in late 2019, early 2020. Walmart and JB Hunt trucking have already placed orders
Oh . . . . a CD of just 0.36 which is better than the Buggati Chiron super car.