Motor Mouth: The inconvenient truth about ̶E̶l̶o̶n̶ ̶M̶a̶d̶o̶f̶f̶’̶s̶ Tesla’s truck

Tesla has finally unveiled its much-promised big rig. And with not a little fanfare, especially considering that said semi is claimed to have a range of 500 miles (800 kilometres!) and, more importantly — at least for fleets seriously considering an all-electric 18-wheeled future — is able to recharge 400 of those miles (640 km) in just 30 minutes. So the question is, has The Elon Musk really reinvented the electric vehicle yet again? Or are his latest claims of re-imagining heavy-duty transport just more of his Madoffian fantasy?

h/t RM

  • tom_billesley

    Loblaw has pre-ordered 25 of them, at a reservation fee of $5000 each. They’re expecting first deliveries in 2019.

    • Good luck to Loblaws!

      • simus1

        The carbon footprint virtue signaling is big time with that one. No doubt they will also be converting their rent seeking solar rooftops to directly charge their trucks at no charge to the taxpayer/ hydro ratepayer.
        If memory serves they are also big time in other categories too, like pre recalls of freshly offloaded and inspected/condemned on the docks “post organic” third world foodstuffs.

      • BillyHW

        In other news they just announced the closure of 22 stores.

      • Exile1981

        Consider two facts

        90% of loblaw drivers are muslim

        electric trucks are quiter when speeding towards crowds….

  • BillyHW

    Batteries suck and they always will.

  • Reader

    I’m just waiting until the New Great Depression and maybe a mini-Ice Age to hit to shock all the progressive Millennials, so I can watch how their various “studies” and sociology degrees help them survive.

  • John

    There are ‘green’ dickheads who’ll actually charge their Teslas in outlets poweredfed by fossil-fuel burning generating stations.

    • Exile1981

      Every time I see an electric car at a free public charging station I wonder who is paying for the electricity and what will happen when thousands of electric cars are on the road looking for free charging.

      One of the calgary parkades had a warning up last summer that theives kept stealing recharging cables from plugged in vehicles.

      • BillyHW

        Sounds like diversity to me.

  • DVult

    I thought Elon Musk was some sort of cologne.

  • Jaedo Drax

    400HP/1750Ft.Lbs in a new diesel truck.
    1083HP/1268Ft.Lbs based on the reported 4 Model 3 motors.

    How many trucks have they built and tested, or were they just providing engineering numbers?