Tesla Semi Truck is a New Product of Tesla Ink
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Tesla SemiWe have all seen the big rigs, the Peterbilts, the Macks, the Freightliners, the Chevys, the Fords, the Kenworths, and the Internationals. We have heard the songs, “Six Days on the Road” by Dave Dudley, “Big Wheel Cannonball” by Dick Curless, “Truck Drivin’ Man” by Jimmy Martin, and “East Bound and Down” by Jerry Reed. We hear the stories about their great might. And we love to hear the whistle and growl in that diesel engine. However, these diesel trucks will soon be overturned by a new rival. Electric vehicle company Tesla, Inc. has a new product, the Tesla Semi.
This truck is a Class 8 truck, which is a step under the severe duty trucks (Class 9). The Class 8 trucks are what we see rolling down the highway each day. This truck was designed by Franz von Holhausen, the designer for vehicles at Tesla. They will most likely be produced in the Tesla Factory in Fremont, California. The Semi is expected to start production in January of 2019. The use of this truck is highly questionable. Some people believe the traditional trucks are more dependable. Some critics are saying that an electric truck carrying heavy loads is impractical. Some do say, however, that this truck will change the future of transportation and is highly helpful. A disadvantage to this is the chargers.
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Tesla has to create “Megachargers”, and I imagine that the trucks will not be released until these chargers are put out, which may be a while.I believe that these trucks will not replace our real and powerful trucks. We already have enough dependence on them. Besides, everyone wants to whine about the deadly forces with pollution from the real trucks, but half of the things they have are because of the diesel trucks. People in the world will go with something they know they can trust. Peterbilt, Kenworth, and Mack are the top heavy duty truck producers, and they have been in the game longer and people trust them and believe they know what they are doing. To be honest, with all of these electric cars, I believe this world is going to the dogs. We can’t always rely on electricity. What happens if you’re driving along in the desert and you run out of electricity? You will be out of luck. Call in a real truck (Peterbilt, Mack, Kenworth, Freightliner, International, or Autocar) to pull that truck out of there. Just got to keep experimenting with it and make it better.
Some companies have already come up with the idea for electric vehicles. Chevy and Ford have the Sonic and the C-MAX Hybrid. One company is going for the electric big rigs, besides Tesla. Freightliner has an electric version of their most famous line of trucks, which are the Cascadias. This electric truck is called the Freightliner e-Cascadia. This truck will release in 2019, just like the Tesla Semi.