Tesla’s red-colored Class 8 Semi truck has been noticed at a Supercharger in Northern California, backing up right into a spot and ready to be admired. The video, embedded under, was posted by Twitter person @teslacarsonly who was there on the scene, in Dublin, California.
The elusive purple Tesla Semi appears to be used extra for promotional functions than the rest, contemplating it was beforehand proven on Jay Leno’s Storage and different company occasions, and now it was simply parked at a location the place it will probably’t truly cost its batteries, as a result of it makes use of the Megacharger connector, and never the plugs obtainable at Superchargers.
With this being mentioned, plus the truth that the situation the place the truck was filmed is just about 20 miles away from Tesla’s Fremont manufacturing facility, we are able to assume that it was only a shock go to.
This isn’t the one purple Tesla Semi, nonetheless. In a video posted late final 12 months on Tesla’s LinkedIn web page, one other purple Semi was seen present process sturdiness and reliability testing.
The Semi was unveiled means again in 2017 and after a number of manufacturing delays, partly attributable to the availability chain points lots of firms needed to undergo throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, it lastly went into restricted manufacturing in December 2022, with the primary items going to PepsiCo. and its Frito-Lay subsidiary.
The snack and beverage makers have been utilizing their vehicles ever since for journeys between 100 and 425 miles lengthy, but it surely hasn’t been all easy crusing, as one in all their Semis was noticed being towed earlier this month.
With an estimated battery capability of round 900 kWh, charging speeds of as much as 1,000 kW (1 MW), and a central driving place for the motive force, the Tesla Semi is definitely one of many extra uncommon and fascinating vehicles on the market. It’s additionally one of many extra environment friendly Class 8 rigs, with Elon Musk touting an vitality consumption of 1.7 kWh/mile, which – with the common worth of electrical energy for enterprise clients within the US at round 13 cents per kWh – comes all the way down to about $110 for 500 miles of driving with a gross mixture weight of slightly below 82,000 kilos (37,194 kilograms).