Tesla announced the Semi truck with an amazing list of features and promising figures. The 2023 Tesla Semi is a very interesting model. According to the manufacturer, this model will provide up to 500 miles of all-electric driving range. Moreover, this truck will offer impressive acceleration and top speed. Generally, the Semi model will be more than twice as fast and capable as a diesel pickup truck.
However, we are still waiting to see this truck and to hear more details about it. Recently, Tesla said the launch of the Cybertruck, Roadster, and Semi models will be moved, due to the limited battery supplies. Without further ado, here’s everything you need to know.
Tesla Semi – What is it?
The upcoming 2023 Tesla Semi is a fully electric Class 8 semi-truck. Tesla originally referenced the Semi in its 2016 Master Plan. The manufacturer previously stated that they had a functioning prototype that would utilize ‘a boatload’ of Tesla Model 3 electric motors. Tesla eventually introduced the Semi in 2017 with the promise of cleaner commercial fleet mobility.
The truck was planned to begin deliveries in 2021, even if the promised range of 600 miles may not be attainable for at least another few years. Indeed, the truck was originally scheduled to begin delivery in 2019 but was continually postponed. Elon Musk claimed in early 2020 that the Semi’s range would be 600 miles. The Tesla Semi’s huge range per charge may be attainable through the usage of in-house batteries created in-house.
The 2023 Tesla Semi will feature awesome stuff inside the cabin. However, we don’t know that much about its interior design. Of course, this truck will offer some sort of semi-autonomous capability. Reportedly, the Semi model will use more radar devices than the current Tesla vehicles. Because of that, we should also expect a lot of driver-assistance aids, so the safety ratings will be great. Tesla also said the active safety system will prevent jackknifing.
The prototype of the Tesla Semi showed a driver’s seat in the very center of the cabin. Moreover, there is a removable jump seat for one extra passenger. From what we know, this truck won’t offer a sleeping area. There’ll be no instrument panels, but, we hope to see a very large display. Lastly, Elon Musk said the windshield will be completely explosion-proof.
Driving Range and Acceleration
This is a huge mystery at the moment. The 2023 Tesla Semi will reportedly arrive with an all-electric driving range of over 500 miles. On top of that, this truck will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in five seconds flat, without a load. With a full load, Semi will need twenty seconds to sprint from 0 to 60 mph. Still, this is significantly faster than a diesel engine, almost twice faster.
Furthermore, Tesla said the Semi model will maintain a speed of 65 mph when going up a 5% climb. For instance, diesel will maintain around 45 mph only, under the very same conditions. The manufacturer will reveal more details in the coming weeks.
2023 Tesla Semi Price, Release Date
According to Tesla, this truck will cost $150,000. We are talking about the 2023 Tesla Semi with a 300-mile driving range. The 500-mile range version will cost around $180,000. As for the launch date, Elon Musk said the Semi truck will hopefully start production in 2022. This means the brand-new all-electric truck will go on sale at some point during 2023.