After all of the hullabaloo over Tesla’s unveiling of its all-electric semi truck, the first cargo-carrying haulers have finally left the Gigafactory and hit the road for the first time this week. Transporting battery packs from the Nevada factory to one in California, the pair of trucks are facing heavy scrutiny to see if they indeed fulfill the eye-popping claims shared at their unveiling.
At launch, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the truck can go from 0 to 60 mph in 20 seconds when carrying a full load of 80,000 pounds—the maximum weight allowed on U.S. roads. It should also be able to drive 500 miles on a single charge.
It’s still too soon to know how the trucks performed on their 260-mile trip to Sunny California, but Elon Musk commemorated the first cargo-carrying drive with an Instagram post on Thursday:
Via: New Atlas