Tesla’s first electric trucks delivered. Elon Musk and Bill Gates with contradictory views!!!

When Tesla introduced its semi-electric trucks in 2017, customers expected production of these vehicles to begin in 2019 and reach customers in the same year. Unfortunately, delays and the pandemic have affected that it is only now, three years late, that Elon Musk has delivered the first vehicles at an event at his gigafactory in Nevada. PepsiCo representatives, who reserved 100 electric trucks, are among the first to receive the first samples of the Tesla Semi.

Tesla says the Semi is powered by four independent motors on the rear axles, can accelerate from 0 to 100 in about 20 seconds, and has a battery range of 500 miles. Its starting price is $150,000.

Standing on stage, Musk spoke about the need to reduce the amount of carbon emissions produced by transporting goods around the planet, before turning to praise for the new trucks.

, They look amazing. You will want to drive them. They look as if they are from the future” – boasted Musk.

The richest man on the planet also talked about the features of the Tesla Semi, calling it the most efficient, most desirable and best truck to drive on the road. The Semi uses a new 1,000-volt drive architecture, regenerative braking for increased battery efficiency, and an automatic clutch for smooth highway driving.

Over the weekend, Musk revealed that a Tesla Semi had traveled 500 miles, loaded with nearly 37 tons of cargo. The trip took place from Fremont to San Diego, and the Tesla CEO explained that it was done without the need to charge the battery.

It remains to be seen whether the new electric trucks will be as successful as Elon Musk predicts, or whether Bill Gates will be right when he said two years ago that, “even with major advances in battery technology,” electric vehicles simply aren’t of sufficient quality for long-distance transport.

“Electricity is good to use when you have to travel short distances. We need a different solution for long-haul heavy vehicles,” Gates said.


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