Tesla will reveal a semi truck in September


tay
#1
Tesla was not immediately available for additional comment. But the automaker has long planned to add both a semi truck and a pickup truck to its lineup of cars. Musk discussed both in the second volume of his "master plan (external - login to view)" for Tesla.

"We believe the Tesla Semi will deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo transport, while increasing safety and making it really fun to operate," Musk wrote in his plan.

Responding to questions on Twitter Thursday, the CEO also offered details on two more of the company's future models.

He said Tesla's next generation Roadster will be a convertible.

Elon Musk says Tesla will reveal a semi truck in September (external - login to view)
 
Bar Sinister
#2
Tesla appears to be on a roll. Elon Musk's personal fortune is now large enough to buy General Motors.
 
mentalfloss
#3
Poor oil.
 
DaSleeper
+1
#4
Telsa ....Making money off stupid people.....
 
Curious Cdn
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

Telsa ....Making money off stupid people.....

So, who makes the "Smart" cars? (not the little Mercedes wind-up toys)
 
DaSleeper
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

So, who makes the "Smart" cars? (not the little Mercedes wind-up toys)

Baah.....it's just one of those....but built for two and more expensive....

 
Johnnny
#7
If it wasn't for Rupert Murdoch we may have or may have never had the electric car already....


 
Liberalman
#8
No more truck stops
 
taxslave
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Poor oil.

This is good for oil. Aside from the fact that fuel is only a portion of what oil is used for the simple fact that the downtime required for recharging all those batteries makes them unusable except for limited delivery vehicles. Then there is the fact that all those tons of batteries required to get a days worth of running time takes away from payload. One thing it will do though is increase the demand for coal and NG fired power plants to charge them all.

Quote: Originally Posted by LiberalmanView Post

No more truck stops

Just million acre solar farms to charge them. Every 50 miles.
 
petros
+1
#10
Tesla is the most subsidized company in history.

$4.9 billion

www.forbes.com/sites/joannmul...mpanies-arent/ (external - login to view)
 
Johnnny
+2
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

This is good for oil. Aside from the fact that fuel is only a portion of what oil is used for the simple fact that the downtime required for recharging all those batteries makes them unusable except for limited delivery vehicles. Then there is the fact that all those tons of batteries required to get a days worth of running time takes away from payload. One thing it will do though is increase the demand for coal and NG fired power plants to charge them all.



Just million acre solar farms to charge them. Every 50 miles.

Go easy on mentalfloss he propably couldnt change a tire unless he got the OnStar service to do it for him. :P
 
Angstrom
#12
With electricity production more and more dependent on fossil fuel, I can't see how this is a real solution to carbon from fossil fuel. It only shows the majority of humans can't visualize that powering their battery will only mean the same amount of fossil fuel being used to produce electricity then what used to be pumped straight into the car.

Instead of spreading the pollution everywhere where cars drive. A heavy amount of pollution will concentrate at the origins of the electricity production.
 
taxslave
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnnyView Post

Go easy on mentalfloss he propably couldnt change a tire unless he got the OnStar service to do it for him. :P

That would infer he ever leaves his parent's basement.

Quote: Originally Posted by AngstromView Post

With electricity production more and more dependent on fossil fuel, I can't see how this is a real solution to carbon from fossil fuel. It only shows the majority of humans can't visualize that powering their battery will only mean the same amount of fossil fuel being used to produce electricity then what used to be pumped straight into the car.

Instead of spreading the pollution everywhere where cars drive. A heavy amount of pollution will concentrate at the origins of the electricity production.

NAh they want to turn productive farmland into taxpayer subsidized solar farms.Or build nukes. I have found over the years that a good many anti oil activists are just shills for nuke power.
 
Angstrom
#14
How is turning the whole surface of the planet into a death star looking solar panel a solution to anything?

How many gas generators will be needed when nature decides to have a cloudy week?
 
petros
+1
#15
A volcano like St Helens or Pinatubo would really **** things up for the solar industry and those that rely on it.
 
DaSleeper
#16
In Canada in cold weather how long would the battery last supplying power and electric heat....?
A friend of mine has a hybrid and he has to run on the motor 6 months out of the year and his gas mileage over twelve months is worst than mine...
 
petros
#17
Why do you like drywall?
 
petros
#18
Only 2 posts and busted.
 
B00Mer
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

Telsa ....Making money off stupid people.....

So you're admitting to buying a Tesla now..
 
petros
#20
Doesn't Freightliner already have an electric tractor?
 
petros
#21
Thank you for your expertise and input.
 
Murphy
#22


The above looks like a covered one of the below.

 
Bar Sinister
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by AngstromView Post

With electricity production more and more dependent on fossil fuel, I can't see how this is a real solution to carbon from fossil fuel. It only shows the majority of humans can't visualize that powering their battery will only mean the same amount of fossil fuel being used to produce electricity then what used to be pumped straight into the car.

Instead of spreading the pollution everywhere where cars drive. A heavy amount of pollution will concentrate at the origins of the electricity production.

Actually green energy growth has outstripped fossil fuel growth over the last few years. Also, pollution never stay in one spot. It always spreads worldwide.

Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

In Canada in cold weather how long would the battery last supplying power and electric heat....?
A friend of mine has a hybrid and he has to run on the motor 6 months out of the year and his gas mileage over twelve months is worst than mine...


True enough. Batteries are going to have to improve a great deal before they can work well in all climates. However, there is huge research going into improved batteries. Sooner or later someone is going to get it right, especially as electric car companies like Tesla want their vehicles to replace all internal combustion engines.
 

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