3 Things We Learned About Tesla Semi Truck From The 8-Second Video Clip
If you remember we got the first look of Tesla's Semi truck in the November of 2017. This electric truck promised to have a range of 500 miles on a single charge and cost between 150,000 to 180,000 USD. Not surprisingly growing number of orders started coming in. Tesla had to rush and now it's at a point where the company is testing the Semi in California's public roads.
Here is what the automotive media thinks about the truck.
1. Side Mirrors
Ars Technica's Timothy Lee writes that "Publicity photos of the Tesla Semi in November showed the truck without side mirrors. Tesla is developing a system of cameras that will supposedly give the driver a better view of the truck's surroundings than is possible with mirrors. But the truck spotted on Santa Clara streets had them—presumably because the law requires it."
2. Quiet Semi Truck
Jalopnik's Ryan Felton notices how quiet the Semi truck is. "A fun point here is the whoosh of the tractor as it drives past the camera. It really is quiet," Felton writes.
CNET's Andrew Krok notes that this is the best look of the Semi that hasn't come from Tesla. "Brandon Camargo published a video of the Tesla Semi on his YouTube page. It's just 8 seconds, but it's perhaps the best look at Tesla's cab that hasn't come from Tesla itself. The video was shot in Santa Clarita, California, to the north and west of Los Angeles," Andrew writes.
Note that this video of the Semi is published almost a week ago and just today it's being picked up by the media.
Tesla is receiving good amount of orders for its Semi truck and here is the list of 19 companies that have ordered 375 Tesla Semi trucks so far.
3. Note Semi's USDOT ID Number
According to Teslarati Tesla's prototype truck in the video has a USDOT identification number of 2298288, "which means it might not be just a test vehicle, but one that is also being used to move materials around as part of Tesla's own fleet," writes Forbes.
Isn't it weird when a huge truck makes so little sound? Let us know your impression of this truck's video int he comments section below please, for discussion.