Tesla’s Semi truck could disrupt the commercial trucking industry

Last Modified: Fri Oct 06 2017 21:48:08 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 26 Oct 2017
    Official unveiling of the Tesla Semi, a very big and very powerful electric truck, that promises to turn the existing transportation industry upside down.
  • 70%
    Estimated reduction in operational costs the Tesla Semi compared to its gas and diesel counterparts on account of lower maintenance, fuel, and insurance costs.
  • 200-300 miles
    Driving range, which could be seen as a constraint, but many trucks drive less than that per day, and their operations are well suited for charging/battery swap. Besides, it will beat the 100 miles currently achieved by rivals Daimler and Cummins.
  • 3 years
    Expected payback based on estimated price range of $200,000 to $240,000 for low and high range versions. This is estimated to reduce further to 2 years by 2020.