Start Approaches to accommodating changes in capacity using technology

Approaches to accommodating changes in capacity using technology

It does 0-60 mph in 20 seconds with a full 80,000-pound load, a task that takes a diesel truck about a minute.

All-in, the Tesla Semi delivers massive savings in energy costs, performance, efficiency and reliability. Coupled with the low and stable nature of electricity prices – which average $0.12/k Wh in the U. and can be significantly less for commercial and industrial users, falling to almost nothing when combined with local solar generation and storage – owners can expect to gain $200,000 or more in savings over a million miles based on fuel costs alone.

Tesla Semi can also travel in a convoy, where one or several Semi trucks will be able to autonomously follow a lead Semi.

With far fewer moving parts than a diesel truck – no engine, transmission, after-treatment system or differentials to upkeep – the Tesla Semi requires significantly less maintenance.

Without an engine, Model S has a crumple zone much larger than other performance sedans to absorb the energy of a front end impact. Much of its safety is owed to the unique electric drivetrain that sits beneath the car.