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A closer look at Tesla’s latest semi electric truck prototype


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It appears an actual factory ready design is done and here's a sneak peek complete with wild mileage claim in the video.

This looks like a more factory friendly design.

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"We recently reported that Tesla has built a new semi electric truck prototype, maybe the first in three years, ahead of the start of production later this year.

Now we get a closer look at the Tesla Semi, as it was spotted at a truck stop.

 

New Tesla Semi prototype

As we reported earlier this week, a new Tesla Semi prototype was spotted being transported in Sacramento.

It’s the first time we have seen a new Tesla Semi prototype since the electric truck was unveiled in 2017.

At the time, Tesla unveiled two prototypes, and the automaker took them around the US to do some real-world road testing and show them to customers who reserved the electric truck with deposit.

During that time, Tesla officials talked about using what they learn from road tests to improve on the prototypes and deliver a better production product.

Three years later, we now see the first new version of the Tesla Semi.

After the first sighting on the highway earlier this week, trucker Cory Draper spotted the same prototype at a truck stop and provided a video that gives us a closer look at the new Tesla Semi prototype:

As we previously reported, the new prototype looks very similar to Tesla’s original design but with some refinements.

Heres a side-by-side with the previous prototype on the right:

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It shows that Tesla removed one of the lines at the top of the front fenders and it also elongated the back panels.

Source: https://electrek.co/2021/02/05/tesla-semi-new-electric-truck-prototype-closer-look/  

 

 

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So did I based on battery production which is compounded by the decision about battery chemistries. I think we are seeing the dates suddenly getting closer as the new factories in Berlin and Texas get closer to production and the China factory ramps up more production lines.  

But one thing we DO know is that with Musk, he may be late, over or under budget, making temporary lines under tents to meet demand, but he always does what he says he will do.

All we can do is wait, and wonder.

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