The Tesla Semi is coming back into view as of late, and now we get a closer look inside.
This is the first candid, up-close look we've seen of the fully electric Tesla Semi cabin. There's no mistaking that it's a Tesla interior, much like that of the Model 3. We've already seen the driver's seat and two screens, but as Teslarati points out, there's an extra pedal in the place that a clutch would usually be located.
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It comes as a bit of a surprise that YouTuber Andrew Black was allowed to step inside the semi and even more shocking that he was able to have his camera rolling. However, the video has been up on YouTube for over 10 days now and it hasn't been taken down, so it appears that Tesla is okay with the footage being shared.
This closer look reveals the Semi's sizeable, minimalistic interior, Model 3-style air vent, and rear passenger seat. It also shows the dual touch screens, which appear to come directly from the Model 3.
Watch Andrew Black’s video of the Tesla Semi’s cabin below. Check out the extra pedal that is visible around the 54-second mark, as well as a few other times toward the end of the video. One of our readers, Bunny, who has experience driving semis, shared that this might be used for releasing and adjusting the steering column. The explanation was that this is typical of many semi trucks. Thanks to Keith Ritter, we've added a video below to show the use of such a pedal.
Video Courtesy of Andrew Black on YouTube: