Tesla Semi

  • Image from 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric-car ad by Ourisman Chevrolet, Rockville, Maryland

    Tesla opened its reservation bank for the quick and giant Semi. Sono revealed the production version of its Sion solar-assisted electric cars. A Fiat Chrysler executive confirmed that the company will offer a longer-range replacement for the Fiat 500e electric car next year. And our latest Twitter poll asks whether Tesla stores still matter to buyers. All this and more on Green Car Reports. President Trump's new budget proposal aims to save 5 percent of non-military spending—in part by doing away with the tax credit for electric cars. Chief marketing officer Olivier François...

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    Tesla Model Y coming in 2020; Roadster and Semi still on the way, says Musk

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk told shareholders Tuesday that the last few months have been "hellacious" for building the Tesla Model 3, but that the automaker expects by the end of this month to build 5,000 of the mid-size luxury sedan each week and beyond. "It's insanely hard to stay alive," Musk added. The...

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    Budweiser-maker taps Nikola for up to 800 hydrogen-powered semi trucks

    Anheuser-Busch bet big on hydrogen fuel for its semitrailer trucks Thursday. The Budweiser beermaker announced it would buy up to 800 big rigs from Nikola Motor Company by 2025 and nearly replace its entire dedicated corporate fleet with trucks powered by renewable energy. The agreement is largely...

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    Nikola suggests it's no Tesla, refunds deposits on fuel-cell, electric semi trucks

    Tesla's most direct competitor announced it would refund all deposits it has taken.

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    If electric semi tractors are real, their running-cost advantage could be huge

    Emotions play a big role in purchases of passenger vehicles, but fleet decisions are generally driven by numbers, spreadsheets, and the almighty dollar. And it's in the equation of overall cost where early adopters of electric and other alternative-fuel semis could make a financial killing. Haulers...

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    Awake at the wheel: Tesla is far from alone in electric trucks

    This time, Elon Musk is not alone. In mid-December, Daimler delivered its first 14 Fuso eCanter electric delivery trucks to customers in Germany, a reminder that while Tesla caught car companies flat-footed in 2012, incumbent truck makers are already preparing their countermeasures. In...

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    An Instagram post by an "outdoor living design and construction firm serving the Chicago Southland" seems to confirm at least several hundred reservations for Tesla's new all-electric truck. Elemental Landscapes of Illinois posted a screenshot of its reservation for three Tesla Semi trucks, showing a reservation number EO000001230. If the reservation numbering system is sequential, Tesla could be sitting on a significant number of truck reservations before the all-electric hauler hits the road. DON'T MISS: Tesla Semi: 500-mile range, lower running costs than diesel... and it's fast What's not...

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    Tesla Semi, Roadster battery claims prove puzzling: beyond current knowledge?

    Since Tesla’s reveal of its new Semi and Roadster models, many technical analysts have been left scratching their collective heads. How can Tesla promise performance metrics far exceeding what’s currently physically and economically possible? According to one analyst, it may not be a...

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    Tesla Semi, new Roadster distract from Model 3 production problems

    Never let it be said that Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his event producers are not masters of showmanship. Last night's launch of the Tesla Semi heavy-duty commercial truck tractor came with a surprise: a new Tesla Roadster emerged from the back of the trailer. The wow factor was ... high. DON'T MISS...

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    Tesla Semi: 500-mile range, lower running costs than diesel... and it's fast

    The long-awaited Tesla Semi electric truck was unveiled Thursday night and it promises to shake up the shipping industry by significantly reducing the cost of transporting goods from point-to-point. Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the Semi at a private event in California, where he touted a 500-mile...

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