Tesla Semi Rendered Based Off Of Recent Sighting

1 month ago by Jeff Perez 21

Tesla Semi Rendering

The electric big rig will make its debut on November 16.

Rumors and reports of a new Tesla electric semi-truck have been long in the making. The big rig was first announced late last year by CEO Elon Musk, and alleged leaked photos of it in the sheet metal were posted on Reddit as recently as last week. With all that information in mind, one rendering artist has gone to work on bringing the EV to life in the form of a digital rendering.

Peisert Design, the artist responsible for renderings like the Mercedes-AMG Project One, the Tesla Roadster, and the previous Tesla semi, has imagined the vehicle in full prior to its debut. Using the proposed leaked photos as a reference point, the rendered Tesla looks sleek compared to other large semis. The artist even visualized the big rig alongside its closest completion, the Nikola One, as well as the artists previous concept from back in February.

Tesla Semi Rendering Alongside Nikola One

Similar to its leaked counterpart, the rendering pictured here is missing a few key production components, most notably side mirrors and door handles, suggesting that the images we saw last week previewed a prototype version of the final product. When it does debut, the semi truck will come with a confirmed range of 200 to 300 miles (322 to 483 kilometers), and reported semi-autonomous capabilities.

Tesla Semi Rendering

Expect to see the semi in full on November 16, a few weeks later than the original scheduled date of October 26. The delay comes thanks in part to the Model 3. The truck will be unveiled at an invite-only even set to be organized by the company in Hawthorne, California. Those in attendance will not only be able to see the semi, but also get the chance to take the big rig for a spin. Elon Musk has promised that there will be test drives available when it debuts.

Tesla Semi Rendering

Source: Peisert Design

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21 responses to "Tesla Semi Rendered Based Off Of Recent Sighting"

  1. CDAVIS says:

    @Peisert Design,
    My rendering request:

    Tesla Semi hitched with an auto-transport semi-trailer loaded with Tesla Model 3s.

    1. AtlantaCourier says:

      On Mars.

      1. Mikey says:

        In a tunnel on a Hyperloop sled.

        1. Bruce Dillis says:

          With a falcon 9 rocket on top 🙌🏻

  2. James P Heartney says:

    Essentially you just worked over the top of the low-res image in 2D. Any chance someone could model this in 3D? Then we could get different angles/lighting etc.

  3. SJC says:

    The slide door step van idea may not go over well.

    1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

      Yeah, I’m guessing that’s something we will not see on the actual concept vehicle, and it’s unlikely to appear on any production truck made by Tesla, if the company ever actually mass produces a BEV semi tractor.

      1. Tom says:

        I think it’s kind of neat. The average age of truck drivers is climbing and currently at 49. It would help in safe egress/ingress as well as lugging your stuff into the cab. My brother in law is in his late 50s and drives truck. He slipped off the ladder last year and got pretty banged up.

        http://www.truckinginfo.com/channel/drivers/news/story/2016/12/state-of-trucking-for-2017.aspx

  4. John says:

    Please stop this “off of”.

    1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

      Pushy’s Grammar Nazi head says:

      Constructive criticism is more likely to result in action than mere scolding.

      You could, for example, say:

      The “of” in “off of” is redundant. The headline would be grammatically correct if it read “Tesla Semi Rendered Based Off Recent Sighting”.

      1. And – Curios enough – that is what the URL says: …tesla-semi-rendered-based-off-recent-sighting

    2. Bruce Dillis says:

      Yes, please get off of the off ofs because you offend all of… 🙌🏻

      1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

        How offal.

  5. Ian says:

    Looks like crap. Nikolai 1 looks way better.

    1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

      Somehow I think fleet operators are going to be far more interested in the operating characteristics, and economic performance, than they are in how pretty any individual person thinks the truck is or isn’t.

    2. F150 Brian says:

      +1

      But the goal is for it to be autonomous so no one has to worry about being seen in it 🙂

  6. Marshal G says:

    Is anybody else confused by the post about the “new” forum? I don’t see anywhere to comment, nor any indication of a new forum.

    1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

      http://www.insideevsforum.com/community/index.php

      Here’s hoping the website manager adds a link to the new InsideEVs forum at the top, and soon!

      1. Jay Cole says:

        /done, (=

  7. john Doe says:

    I hope that is not the final design..
    Nikola One is way better.

    I’m sure they have just focused on the drivetrain, and are going for the design/looks when the drivetrain is OK.

  8. Chris O says:

    That Nikola truck looks so much better…OTOH, I’m pretty sure the Tesla truck’s numbers will look a whole lot better than Nikola’s hydrogen phantasy’s.

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