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Old 11-17-2017, 09:59 AM   #1
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Elon's big truck

I just read an article that stated the the Tesla big rig will do 0- 60 MPH in five seconds, when empty (and will do that in 20 seconds at 80,000 lbs.).

I strongly doubt that. Not sure if Elon Musk made that claim, or if the writer of the article got the info wrong.

Who knows... maybe I am wrong... this just sounds completely, uh, ludicrous.
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Old 11-17-2017, 10:56 AM   #2
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Take everything Tesla says with a grain of salt.
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Old 11-17-2017, 11:28 AM   #3
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Take everything Tesla says with a grain of salt.
I think Elon Musk is becoming Howard Hughes. You have to give him credit for thinking so big though.
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Old 11-17-2017, 04:05 PM   #4
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I just read an article that stated the the Tesla big rig will do 0- 60 MPH in five seconds, when empty (and will do that in 20 seconds at 80,000 lbs.).

I strongly doubt that. Not sure if Elon Musk made that claim, or if the writer of the article got the info wrong.

Who knows... maybe I am wrong... this just sounds completely, uh, ludicrous.
Itís true the trucking world Was changed forever last night with the unveiling of the new Tesla semi. Not saying every truck on the road will be a Tesla but itís going to drive the industry into an all electric future way faster then anyone thought. Is a 33 year old truck drive myself I an 100% sure I will be driving an electric truck by my 40th birthday.
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Old 11-17-2017, 04:25 PM   #5
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They can't even mass produce an econo sedan. Grand ideas, piss poor management and execution
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Old 11-17-2017, 04:26 PM   #6
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I think Elon Musk is becoming Howard Hughes. You have to give him credit for thinking so big though.
I'll wait to see him with 12" finger nails.

I'm a long, long, long, distant relative of HH... the poorer side.
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Something of note...several sources within the supplier community have said Tesla hasn't made any requests for parts. Or even asked for bids.
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Old 11-18-2017, 07:23 AM   #8
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They can't even mass produce an econo sedan. Grand ideas, piss poor management and execution
Agreed... I think cost and reliability has this being many many years from being the "norm"...
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It would be huge IF tesla could pull it off..
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Tried to tell my friend this while discussing Elons new roadster: they need to produce the model 3 and have it be a grand slam for the roadster or semi to even have a shot at production.
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Old 11-18-2017, 09:22 AM   #11
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Itís true the trucking world Was changed forever last night with the unveiling of the new Tesla semi. Not saying every truck on the road will be a Tesla but itís going to drive the industry into an all electric future way faster then anyone thought. Is a 33 year old truck drive myself I an 100% sure I will be driving an electric truck by my 40th birthday.
Iím 100% sure youíre wrong.
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Old 11-18-2017, 10:13 AM   #12
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Iím 100% sure youíre wrong.
Time will tell.
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Old 11-18-2017, 06:54 PM   #13
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read an article about the new semi in yesterdays paper.apparently walmart has preordered 5 of them.believeable as i work for a walmart-related trucking firm that is already using 100 LNG semis with sucess.article didnt mention if there was a transmission used in the truck or if variable gearing is even necessary.if it comes to pass it will be a game changer for sure.
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