Tesla CEO -Tesla’s electric semi will be revealed in September.
Elon Musk Tesla CEO and founder wrote an updated version of his 2006
“Master Plan” Last year, which predicated the growth of the electric vehicle
The “Master Plan Part Deux” detailed the company’s ambitions to build a Tesla
Semi, which Musk said at the time “should be ready for unveiling next year.”
Now, right on time, Musk tweeted out an update this afternoon: “Tesla Semi truck
unveil set for September. Team has done an amazing job. Seriously next level.”
Elon Musk added in subsequent replies that the next-generation Roadster would be
a convertible and that details on a Tesla pickup truck would be revealed in “18 to
In Musk’s Master Plan last year, he wrote, “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.”
Reducing charge time will be a factor on these trucks, since one could imagine that
potential customers will be companies that need to move freight quickly around the
And moving tens of thousands of pounds of truck at 70mph will require more energy than,
say, a slower-moving electric bus.