Elon Musk has a plan to reinvent trucking, and it will ride on the sizable back of the new Tesla Semi.
The all-electric truck, which Musk unveiled Wednesday night in a Hawthorne Municipal Airport Parking lot (adjacent to his SpaceX headquarters) just outside Los Angeles and has a remarkable 500-mile range, may be most notable for what it doesn't include.
There's no transmission, no clutch, no big motor, and no after-treatments or differentials in the Tesla Semi. And even those facts to paint a picture of just how foreign the Tesla Semi may be to every red-blooded trucker on American roads today. Read more...
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