Hauling Industry News

Tesla Semi is exceeding range estimates!

By Pulltarps Mfg | September 5, 2019

Story by Simon Alvarez / teslarati.com

The Tesla Semi was recently spotted by officers of the California Highway Patrol in the Donner Pass area. Images of the vehicle taken by the CHP show the all-electric truck hauling several concrete blocks, as the vehicle continued its real-world testing in the lead-up to its initial production run.

Fortunately, the Tesla Semi’s sighting this time around proved to be a bit more special, as the CHP-Donner Pass officers were able to speak with the upcoming truck’s driver, who was gracious enough to give some details about the vehicle. According to the Semi’s driver, the matte red all-electric truck is currently operating at approximately 75,000 pounds with its trailer and cargo. What’s particularly impressive is that the vehicle is reportedly meeting or exceeding its range estimates despite its heavy load.