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TESLA unveils semi truck (500 mile max range, 0-60 in 5 secs, 400 miles in 30 mins charge)
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He confirmed that it is equipped with 4 independent electric motors on rear axles – enabling insane torque for a 0 to 60 mph acceleration with a full load in 20 seconds.

As for without a full load, we are talking about 5 seconds to reach the same speed.

Tesla piled on the safety-related bits, too. The battery is reinforced to keep it from exploding or catching fire or whatnot in the event of a crash, the reinforced windshield glass shouldn’t chip or crack, and onboard sensors will look for the signs of jackknifing and adjust power to the individual wheels to keep everything in line.

And of course, the truck gets the Enhanced Autopilot features that let it drive itself on the highway, staying in its lane and a safe distance from neighboring vehicles.

Walmart has pre-ordered 15 trucks for its fleet.


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roguetiger15
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re: TESLA unveils semi truck (500 mile max range, 0-60 in 5 secs, 400 miles in 30 mins charge)
Can you imagine how much "dirty energy" it takes to make that truck?!


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re: TESLA unveils semi truck (500 mile max range, 0-60 in 5 secs, 400 miles in 30 mins charge)
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Enhanced Autopilot features that let it drive itself on the highway, staying in its lane and a safe distance from neighboring vehicles. 

Until it rear ends someone with a radar jammer.


Janky
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re: TESLA unveils semi truck (500 mile max range, 0-60 in 5 secs, 400 miles in 30 mins charge)
Coming to you in the year 2211.


Centinel
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re: TESLA unveils semi truck (500 mile max range, 0-60 in 5 secs, 400 miles in 30 mins charge)
500 mile max range?




Tiger HouTX
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re: TESLA unveils semi truck (500 mile max range, 0-60 in 5 secs, 400 miles in 30 mins charge)
Gonna have to get the range to at least 600 miles, the legal driving limit per day.


Breesus
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re: TESLA unveils semi truck (500 mile max range, 0-60 in 5 secs, 400 miles in 30 mins charge)
Are those giant touch screens next to the steering wheel to help the driver stay focused?


Ghost of Colby
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re: TESLA unveils semi truck (500 mile max range, 0-60 in 5 secs, 400 miles in 30 mins charge)
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staying in its lane


At first, I interpreted that as technology preventing it from driving in the left lane. I was briefly in support.


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TheOcean
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re: TESLA unveils semi truck (500 mile max range, 0-60 in 5 secs, 400 miles in 30 mins charge)
RIP personal injury


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autauga
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re: TESLA unveils semi truck (500 mile max range, 0-60 in 5 secs, 400 miles in 30 mins charge)
One is a systems display and the other is a GPS.


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lnomm34
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re: TESLA unveils semi truck (500 mile max range, 0-60 in 5 secs, 400 miles in 30 mins charge)
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Gonna have to get the range to at least 600 miles, the legal driving limit per day.


Talking out of your ass. There is no mileage limit for commercial drivers. The limits are based on hours 'on duty.'


member12
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re: TESLA unveils semi truck (500 mile max range, 0-60 in 5 secs, 400 miles in 30 mins charge)
It will never be ready on time.


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member12
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re: TESLA unveils semi truck (500 mile max range, 0-60 in 5 secs, 400 miles in 30 mins charge)
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Coming to you in the year 2211.


You've heard of a day late and a dollar short?

Tesla will be a decade late and $50 million over budget.
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gthog61
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re: TESLA unveils semi truck (500 mile max range, 0-60 in 5 secs, 400 miles in 30 mins charge)
Tesla would really surprise people by making money


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Tigeralum2008
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re: TESLA unveils semi truck (500 mile max range, 0-60 in 5 secs, 400 miles in 30 mins charge)
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Until it rear ends someone with a radar jammer.



They use a combo of sensors from laser, radar, and IR


TH03
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re: TESLA unveils semi truck (500 mile max range, 0-60 in 5 secs, 400 miles in 30 mins charge)
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Until it rear ends someone with a radar jammer.


Never been a problem with my car. It uses radar and a camera to judge distances and slow down when getting too close.


Ash Williams
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re: TESLA unveils semi truck (500 mile max range, 0-60 in 5 secs, 400 miles in 30 mins charge)
There’s no passenger seat

How are they going to get hitch hiker blow j’s?


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Martini
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re: TESLA unveils semi truck (500 mile max range, 0-60 in 5 secs, 400 miles in 30 mins charge)
A lot of local traffic is using compressed natural gas and it's competitive. Not sure if they are looking to use it for over the road but they should.


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S1C EM
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re: TESLA unveils semi truck (500 mile max range, 0-60 in 5 secs, 400 miles in 30 mins charge)
Damn, I wish I had pulled the trigger on Tesla stock back in 2013 when it was $78.00 a share....


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Tiger HouTX
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re: TESLA unveils semi truck (500 mile max range, 0-60 in 5 secs, 400 miles in 30 mins charge)
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talking out of your ass


Not really. Considering they can legally be on the clock 11 hours a day, 600 miles is generally used for driving miles per day. That will be enforced even more when ELDs take effect next month. If you think a driver is going to pull over and spend a half hour to charge up, while on the clock, keeping him from maximizing his daily travel, you're crazy.


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