Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk unveiled the automaker’s Class 8 electric truck, a massive freight hauler with four electric motors, a giant battery pack and 500-mile range.
Tesla Inc. is recalling approximately 4,600 of its 2016 and 2017 Model X all-electric crossover SUVs over a potential latch problem with the reclining cables on the second-row seat on the left side of the vehicle.
An image posted to Reddit appears to show Tesla's Class 8 semi-truck undergoing testing ahead of its expected debut later this month.
Tesla will unveil a heavy-duty electric truck later this month and analysts believe it will capture a significant share of the semi-tractor market.
Tesla may not face the expected headwinds posed by weight restrictions or range anxiety as it plans to electrify a Class 8 semi-truck.
Tesla’s electric semi-truck will leverage Model 3 components and demonstrate how electric powertrains can be used throughout the commercial segment, Tesla CEO Musk said.
The trucking industry views the plans by Tesla Inc. to develop an electric semi-tractor with a mix of skepticism and trepidation.