Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed tentatively plans to reveal the company’s semi truck on next month. The news comes the way most Tesla news does: via Musk’s personal Twitter account. Also predictable, the executive laced the tweet with hyperbole by calling it ‘unreal.’
According to the tweet, Tesla is planning to reveal and offer rides in its semi truck on October 26th in Hawthorne, California. Musk doesn’t say why the reveal is tentative, which is generally par for the course with Tesla announcements.
Tesla has previously confirmed it is working on a fully-electric semi truck for the commercial trucking industry. Rumors and preliminary reports suggest the truck will offer about 200-300 miles of range with a full load, meaning it will be targeted primarily at the short-haul market. The short-haul market makes up about 30 percent of the trucking industry, so it isn’t a small market by any means.
Further details of the truck will, of course, have to wait until the (tentative) October 26th reveal.
Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride tentatively scheduled for Oct 26th in Hawthorne. Worth seeing this beast in person. It's unreal.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 13, 2017