Some seven months agos, Tesla released Part 2 of its Master Plan.
Included in that plan was this:
“In addition to consumer vehicles, there are two other types of electric vehicle needed: heavy-duty trucks and high passenger-density urban transport. Both are in the early stages of development at Tesla and should be ready for unveiling next year. We believe the Tesla Semi will deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo transport, while increasing safety and making it really fun to operate.”
That means at some point this year we should see the Tesla Semi, but Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the priority right now is the Model 3, so perhaps the Semi is on the back burner at the moment.
In the meantime, maybe this Tesla semi rendering from Jan Peisert can satisfy our Tesla trucking desire. Peisert states:
“full windshield version / electric powered autonomous Tesla semi truck: Model T / “The Musk”
As Motor1 explains:
“Peisert imagines the Tesla Semi with a huge glass face and strongly creased design. High-mounted rear-facing cameras replace traditional mirrors. The angular styling looks very futuristic, but we’re not sure if it’s quite something Tesla would put on the road. Looking at the automaker’s existing products, the firm seems to favor flowing, more organic shapes.”
In the time-lapse video below, you can watch the Tesla semi, aka “The Musk” come to life from its starting point as the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025.