Electric cars are becoming more common across the world, especially with countries now beginning to transition from diesel and gas-powered vehicles to eco-friendly vehicles. Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) has taken that step further by announcing plans for an electric semi truck.
Tesla originally announced back in April that the electric semi trucks would be revealed in September, but publicly expressed interest over a year ago about creating electric semis.
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, tweeted on Wednesday evening that Tesla would reveal the electric semi in late October.
“Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride tentatively scheduled for Oct 26th in Hawthorne. Worth seeing this beast in person. It's unreal.” tweeted Musk.
Reuters reported last month that Tesla planned to have the semis have a driving range of 200 to 300 miles. If the Tesla trucks achieve the driving range, it can completely change the truck driving industry. It will heavily cut down on costs as well as reducing emissions.
Back in August, Cummins had beaten Tesla to revealing the electric semi as the company unveiled its model: Urban Hauler. Although, Cummins electric runs on a 140-kWh battery pack and takes nearly an hour to charge, the bigger downside is that it only has a maximum range of 100 miles.
Tesla has already deployed efficient electric car models such as the Model S, Model X, and the upcoming Model 3. All of these models have driving ranges of around 200 to even over 300 miles.
Investors and consumers will now eagerly wait until Tesla releases its electric semis, but it’ll be no surprise if Tesla delivers and meets expectations, possibly even surpassing.