Red Tesla Semi Spotted In Motion: Video

FEB 3 2019 BY MARK KANE 10

The red one is back black.

The Tesla Semi was recently caught in the wild, driving without a trailer near the Tesla Factory in Fremont.

This is the red wrapped truck, which previously was matte black. The second one (unveiled in 2017) was the silver Semi. According to the reports, the red attracts a lot of attention, more than when it was black.

Originally, Tesla said that the production of the Semi will start in late 2019.

Here is video from Aiyman Hadi:

Tesla Semi caught in the wild.

Posted by Aiyman Hadi on Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Key specs:

  • Acceleration 0-60 mph with 80K lbs load – 20 sec
  • Speed up a 5% Grade – 65 mph
  • Mile Range – 300 or 500 miles
  • Powertrain – 4 Independent Motors on Rear Axles
  • Energy Consumption – Less than 2 kWh / mile
  • Fuel Savings – $200,000+
  • Expected Base Price (300 mile range) – $150,000
  • Expected Base Price (500 mile range) – $180,000
  • Base Reservation – $20,000
  • Expected Founders Series Price – $200,000
  • Founders Series Reservation – $200,000
    * Prices displayed in USD. International pricing will vary.

Source: Teslarati

Categories: Tesla, Trucks, Videos


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This is not news…

Agreed. It is always nice to see a new video of one of these trucks though.

Yeah I suspect it will look dorky in any color. I will say this for Nikola total scam as they may be: their prototype truck really looks the business.

Not that it matters, all that counts in the trucking business is $/mile.

Per “all that counts in the trucking business is $/mile.” More particularly, it would be $/Ton Mile, on heavy items. Maybe $/Cubic Foot Miles, on lighter items!

Agreed. There is also a small but profitable niche in the owner-operator segment which wants a so-called “cowboy truck” with lots of chrome, lots of lights, crazy looking CB antennas and tons of gauges that might not really do anything useful. And of course the “vocational” segment (construction/refuse/logging etc.) cares mostly about durability. But yeah, >90% of the market cares mostly about cost per ton-mile (as long as uptime is acceptable).

“According to the reports, the red attracts a lot of attention, more than when it was black.”

That’s hardly a surprise. The human brain is hard-wired to pay more attention to things that are bright red. That’s probably a result of evolution and the fact that blood is a rich red color.

Seriously, -2 downvotes from who? Creationists who don’t believe in evolution? O_o

Better than the vaporware articles we see so often. This thing is big, red and real!

Why is the drivers seat in the middle of the truck?

There isn’t any passenger’s seat, and maybe Tesla’s intent was to save money on not having to offer different right-hand-drive and left-hand-drive versions.

I think it quite likely that Tesla’s potential customers quickly disabused Tesla of the notion that this would be an advantage!