Tesla to unveil electric semi-truck in September

A pickup truck offering will follow within two years.

April 17, 2017   by CP Staff

DETROIT — Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk says the company plans to unveil an electric semi-truck in September.

Musk tweeted the announcement April 13. He offered no other details about the semi, such as whether it will be equipped with Tesla’s partially self-driving Autopilot mode.

Musk also said the company plans to unveil a pickup truck in 18 to 24 months.

Tesla currently sells two electric vehicles, the Model S sedan and Model X SUV. Its lower-cost Model 3 electric car is due out by the end of this year.

But Musk revealed last summer that the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company is working on several more vehicles, including the semi and a minibus.

Tesla shares rose nearly 3% in late trading Thursday in response to Musk’s tweet.

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1 Comment » for Tesla to unveil electric semi-truck in September
  1. chris says:

    Has anybody given much thought as to where the power will come from to charge all of the electric vehicles when they hit the road. Will Cali just be on a brown out at the end of the day when people come home from work and plug in??

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