Elon Musk unveils date for Tesla semi truck reveal event

Gladys Abbott
September 14, 2017

The electric vehicle maker is aiming to unveil the Tesla Semi and do a test ride on October 26, according to CEO Elon Musk. Still, there are many potential customers of a plug-in semi who will be going on that day to Hawthorne, California, home to Tesla Inc.'s design department and Musk's other pride and joy, SpaceX.

"Worth seeing this beast in person".

Tesla's top man describes the electric auto company's first commercial vehicle as a "beast", whetting the appetite by adding, "it's unreal".

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While Musk had originally set the September reveal window for the electric semi truck way back in April, it's not uncommon for the company's timelines to shift somewhat later than intended.

The launch date is a bit later than Musk had suggested earlier this year. So too is the Tesla Model S electric sedan the second all-time best-selling plug-in auto after the Nissan Leaf (and the top seller for both 2015 and 2016).

Elon Musk will present Tesla "platooning" self-driving semi truck very soon. He also suggested the first Tesla truck would be a "day cab" with no sleeper section, as found in many USA and European lorries. Late last month, we heard that these trucks may have a range that falls between 200 and 300 miles per charge.

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