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Elon Musk Gives First Look At Tesla's Electric Semi

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised the company's first electric semi-truck would be mind-blowing, and he delivered. Musk took the wraps off the big rig on Thursday at Tesla's Design Studio in Hawthorne, California, and the vehicle's design was definitely what got the most attention. The semi can go 0-60 mph in five seconds without a trailer attached. The big rig has an impressive range of 500 miles per charge. With 80,000 pounds of cargo, it can make the same run in just 20 seconds. It can charge up to 400 miles in just 30 minutes when using a Megacharger, which is a new high-speed charger. The interior of the vehicle is minimalistic and designed around the comfort of the driver. The driver position is placed in the center of the vehicle, instead of on the left side. This helps provide greater visibility to the driver, Musk said. The cabin is also spacious enough for the driver to stand. Tesla will begin production of the vehicle in 2019. The company is currently taking reservations for the semi, but a deposit will set buyers back $5,000. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/sai FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsider TWITTER: https://twitter.com/techinsider INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/tech_insider/
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Robert Myles (3 days ago)
Everyone who's saying 500 miles ain't shit for range are missing one thing; this thing doesn't have a sleeper, it's a day cab. Made for trucking locally and returning home every night. You may end up driving more than 500 miles a day if you're hauling multiple loads per day but with downtime waiting on loads to be loaded or unloaded you'll have ample time to recharge
Zerowat _ (3 days ago)
I only came here for the song, love to find QOTSA in the wild
Duncanate (9 days ago)
I guess this means you will no longer have to shift between 18 gears?
Elaine Ellison (9 days ago)
Elaine Ellison (9 days ago)
That's an ugly piece of s*** it belongs in the junkyard come on America
Adam Stetson (17 days ago)
Lucius Kiirus (21 days ago)
Cant wait to see it burn LOL.
Bharat Varsha (1 month ago)
Handsome, Smart, Genius, Grit, Determination, and Guts ! He is changing the world while we busy with our phones !
Ramon Santa Ana (1 month ago)
Future is coming... Many unemployed from old tech by new tech... Big transport companies are drooling.
David Vonch (1 month ago)
Fin Shark (1 month ago)
Why does he act like hes drunk? lol
Richard WILSON (1 month ago)
interesting but ugly looking trucks
Murooj Atmeh (1 month ago)
Man is 500 miles that's alot I Think that $ 900000
Yannmergez D (1 month ago)
Am still wondering why stuff like this aren’t popular
Aaron Meyers (1 month ago)
w o w the bes semi eve r
Lee Starr (2 months ago)
Elon I’m sorry is talking through his ass about something he doesn’t know about. First wrong assumption is that over 50% of all loads carried over the road is 400 - 600 mile runs. Second drivers don’t have the time to wait in long lines to recharge their batteries due to DOT time restrictions. So saying all of this, the Tesla Simi could only be used in a small regional area. Finally this truck is ugly and most drivers would not want to drive it without a large pay raise. I know this by experience, I’ve been a truck driver for over 25 years. Come up with a better design, and a greater range then and only then you will have the drivers on board.
John Cena (2 months ago)
W Floes (2 months ago)
I am looking to buy one, any sources for contacting whomever.
Benjamin Elkanem (2 months ago)
Wait Ebon musk is white south African.
Ashish Gaur (2 months ago)
he is genius and His mind works faster than his speech. That means we all are dumbs who think he is not a good speaker. He has so much to offer and to say in limiter time he has as oppose to us lazy asses on YouTube. ...
Mary Toy (2 months ago)
Are you hiring drivers for the test pilot trucks? If so, how do I apply?
Feanor (1 month ago)
Driver not needed.
moussa seelarbokus (2 months ago)
This feels like a stark expo
LAD Teknologies (2 months ago)
The 52 foot trailer is missing my near 12" radius edged design, there is still too much dead air being made behind the truck. Why do people keep calling Elon a genius? How could HE miss that basic design feature? And where are the trailing arms at the rear to help control the exiting air currents?
Osckiie (2 months ago)
Electric is the future. Think about how much shit has happened since the first driving vehicle was invented. It could only go 10mph. Sure this semi first generation might not do good but its a challenge to create lots of horsepower
Bull shit (2 months ago)
I bet most here believe he drove the truck himself.
Bull shit (2 months ago)
So much BS, you can see it on his face.
Bull shit (2 months ago)
Battery can go 500 miles, and has just as much power on mile 499 as it did on mile 1. Ignorant and impressionable much?
Lakers4Life (2 months ago)
Tesla would of crashed if it were not for Elon musk
clinton white (2 months ago)
saleem khan (2 months ago)
Good job Tesla,keep on saving the planet 🌎
A -10 Thunderbolt (3 months ago)
2019 and I haven’t seen none of these on the roads
Osckiie (2 months ago)
Cold Night its still not in production until 2020
Icek Q (3 months ago)
Nikola looks much better
Osman Aden (3 months ago)
Who else was waiting for him to say I am iron man
MICHGO1 (3 months ago)
Ya Neponil (3 months ago)
"Tesla, the coal powered company."
Kylar Lee (3 months ago)
Jimmy Cline (3 months ago)
Aoc would be so proud of this truck! This truck sucks! This guy can’t even talk right, sounds just like a democrat!
Johnny Flyover (3 months ago)
This truck is a complete effing joke. It’s range is actually less than 300 miles, when it requires an 8 hour recharge. Obama is out of Office; Elon’s days are numbered.
Kim Mathis (3 months ago)
It's mid-2019, still no semi on the road…
MICHGO1 (3 months ago)
YOU HAVEN'T LOOKED VERY HARD. https://youtu.be/q1L2BxuuvpE
Obsidian Crown (3 months ago)
JOSIAH HAYDEN (3 months ago)
T G (3 months ago)
I like
PeakAxis (4 months ago)
Is this how Tesla delivers our cars now? Before they drove them to us which wasted miles.
John Doe (4 months ago)
Ok cool it’ll go fast up hills but what about coming down the hill. I hope it goes fast and crashes a lot so this shit gets shut down.
Justin Lain (4 months ago)
Looks like it will take some getting used to with the seat being in the middle. Especially backing up
Virian Bouze (4 months ago)
Sorry, What are you going to tell your costumers about the "Damage and Mess" you made of their cargo??? after trying drag race up and down the hyways
Jiffy Lube (4 months ago)
Im sorry but elon looks evil take it or leave it
Hancel Rizo (4 months ago)
please make them quiter faster and lighter please elon musk
dohc1974 (4 months ago)
Had to thumb down this video only because of the constant interruptions from the fanboys in the audience.
Kathy Fann (4 months ago)
You need service centers across the Country when you get into the commercial market.
다니엘Daniel (4 months ago)
테슬라는 꿈을 현실로 만드는구나..
Zumreta Kaplanovich (4 months ago)
What if computer fails, mechanics claim throw that car away?
Zumreta Kaplanovich (4 months ago)
God, help us to get out of dark ages of oil presidents & vice president, they kept us in the dark ages for centuries, we need freedom of choice
Threelly AI (4 months ago)
Unexptected (,/'_'\.) https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/threelly-ai-for-youtube/dfohlnjmjiipcppekkbhbabjbnikkibo
Daniel Monreal (4 months ago)
More light needs to be added
Dan Lyons (4 months ago)
I'm a truck driver and have been driving large trucks for over 20 years... They didn't design this truck for drivers. Backing up without being able to look out the window? 500 miles at 80k? What about brakedowns? Who's gonna come fix it? How will DOT inspections go? What will they be able to check? There's so many valiables that this is a long ways off from being able to work OTR.
Tarquin Kellough (4 months ago)
I wanna drive one so bad
Rose Leo (4 months ago)
Sam Tom (5 months ago)
Almost 2 years now and the semi didn't see the roads yet!!??
Jesse Cyr (5 months ago)
I haven’t seen any charging stations for these tractors. I’ll assume this video I 2 yrs old... so this has not worked. Nice show there pal
wevowa (5 months ago)
wevowa (5 months ago)
mr freedom (5 months ago)
It would be awesome for pulling a camper though...
Lauri Butt (5 months ago)
My mini van can't even do 0-60 in 20 seconds.
Kumo (5 months ago)
love you 3000
Haulin Class74 (5 months ago)
Jerk sounds like he takes it in the ass
Haulin Class74 (5 months ago)
Looks gay as aids
Ketan Mahale (5 months ago)
I want electric bus from tesla
mr freedom (5 months ago)
I run 800 miles a day, unless it charges in 30 mins it useless long haul
Zach B (5 months ago)
Plus the load you can carry is limited to the huge weight of the battery
Achinth Murali (5 months ago)
Can it drive itself?
Jesse Federico (5 months ago)
Most Diesel trucks have a range of over 1000 miles. I understand that is carrying 100's of gallons of fuel. Most truckers aren't gonna wanna be limited like that!
Nighttime Vibin' (5 months ago)
How dare he compare this pos to a supercar
Casey Kudlicki (5 months ago)
This will in danger people's lives
Daniel Popchuk (5 months ago)
What happens when you crash
Kinto \\》 (5 months ago)
Truck drivers worst nightmare !!!
Matthew Viramontes (5 months ago)
Imagine if they created motor homes....
touahmed (5 months ago)
He reminds me Rock at 1:12
spikedart (5 months ago)
Two words..."charge time".
Jason Yang (5 months ago)
The future Trucks.
Mandeep Yadav (5 months ago)
Song name please
cubing aslo (5 months ago)
They look like the future trucks In cars 3
Quiet Corner (5 months ago)
I think this would be best for short haul trucks. For long haul, I would go with Nikola.
Zach B (5 months ago)
Who buys overpriced trucks for “short hauls”?
iswaran karuppiah (6 months ago)
Tesla need to come out a smartphone.. and will be hardcore smackdown to apple and Samsung.
Alex Duke (6 months ago)
Lol they aren't comparing that electric truck to a powerful truck that is maybe a 3 350 hp truck you can get up to 60 in 20 sec with 80 k in a lot of diesel trucks
Alex Duke (6 months ago)
That truck isn't going to sell that's NOT the look most TRUCKERS want
Will Reddish (5 months ago)
Alex Duke well they need to grow up or die
jlpolcat13 (6 months ago)
Gentlemen we have the knowledge I came up with back in the sixties. Aluminum blocks with super conducive pistons and electric magnetic solenoids placed on the heads instead of spark plugs. Running the power are two alternators. It’s called electric magnetic pulsation. Using distribution of crank on big block motors. Walla no fossil fuel heating the oil no need for cooler systems . A total electric running vehicle. I tried to patten the motor but the government said I would have to get permission from patten owners who owned the pattens to every part that I used on the motor parts for my patten. I am no poor by any means but I couldn’t afford the percentage the were asking for patten rites. SEMPER FIDELIS
Zach B (5 months ago)
Seeing as you can’t spell patent, I have my doubts.
Notorious Jatt (6 months ago)
On hill how about with Pete 389 ?
Mr Wonderful (6 months ago)
You can make money with those trucks lol, your going to spend half the time charging the dang thing.
daichai (6 months ago)
why it has just 2 wheels on the cabin? they try removing wheels to improve range, that means uphill will kill range crazy fast. batteries cant work with trucks until they are next gen solid state batteries which have not been produced yet.
daichai (6 months ago)
i dont believe the richass owner of whatever company would go and work in public. they make way too much money to "work" with all these presentations. Or to risk their lives exposing their identity in public
jdsmith556 (6 months ago)
What about a crash? Is it safe to pull the driver out after a crash or could damaged components cause the chassis/cab to become charged? Will there be a disconnect in the case of a crash? If you’ve ever shorted out a common 12v battery the explosion is pretty loud, I can only imagine the force and sound of a battery cell the size this one needs going off! Just a few safety questions. Amazing truck and impressive power!
The Hacks-By-Jack Channel (6 months ago)
I'm still waiting for Optimus Prime version.
ANDRE JOHNSON (6 months ago)
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ANDRE JOHNSON (6 months ago)
Very nice video.
TMAX MONEY (6 months ago)
I will never stop driving gas vehicles
TheTallMan35 (6 months ago)
This guy is suffering from paralyzing stage fright.  Sad.
Myloh G (6 months ago)
500 miles ? thats probably less than 8 hrs a day work schedule when legally truckers are allowed 11hrs a day to drive. companies are not gonna like that. unless they have a fully charged semi waiting for you after 500 miles now the driver has to get all his stuff out put it in the next truck Log in to the computer in the truck, it will take him almost 1 hr to make the transfer, truck or battery transfer. Not good ... Less time on the road per day =more time on the road for drivers = no home time. good for the environment in a way not good for commercial goods. Fruit from california will take longer to get to east coast , what about Refrigerated Trailers?? they run on diesel fuel .. longer reefer hours , so more diesel $$$$ spent plus , battery stations for trucks $$$$ lets see how it goes. nice trucks though ...
Myloh G (6 months ago)
Right. But Elon Said 500 mile range so my comment is based on what He Said.
Tube diver McGhee (6 months ago)
That's already changed. I can tell you that the production version maybe double to almost triple the 500 mile range. Tesla recently purchased Maxwell batteries and if look at their propieteiry dry battery technology coupled with their super capacitor technology you will see what impact Maxwell will have on future vehicles produced.
The Blackshears (6 months ago)
No more parked regens yeah
Sap Sap (6 months ago)
I know what happens in the future.
Dileep singh (6 months ago)
Especially on the mountains area