Published on April 25th, 2019 |
by Guest Contributor
April 25th, 2019 by Guest Contributor
Recently, Tesla shared a few videos of the Tesla Semi Truck being used as a car transport carrier. Now, the prototype is actually delivering cars to real customers in the latest video footage and photos shared by the Silicon Valley–based automaker.
|A happy customer gets his Tesla Model X delivered by the Tesla Semi.|
With its seamless ability to move cargo, Tesla’s Semi Truck has proved it is actually “capable” of doing what it was created for. And carrying large objects (like the company’s own cars) in a zero-emissions truck turns out to be a treat for the entire EV community.
In this latest vignette, Tesla customers awaiting delivery of their cars appear surprised (and delighted) to receive their vehicles via the Tesla Semi. The smiles on the customers’ faces tell the whole story.
In the video and photos below, we can see that the trailer carrier is loaded with three Tesla Model 3s and a Model X. Performing admirably, it seems like the trailer was tailor-made for this purpose.
Here’s the moment of surprise pic.twitter.com/PcclQos6at
— Tesla (@Tesla) April 8, 2019
Tesla’s much anticipated Semi Truck could signal the future of the freight industry — Fortune 500 companies and corporations have already placed hundreds of pre-orders for these futuristic trucks. [Editor’s note: CleanTechnica recently interviewed Jerome Guillen in the Fremont factory. He indicated that it seems everyone relevant company has an initial partnership with Tesla for these. Stay tuned to CleanTechnica for the full interview summary.]
The Tesla Semi appears to be fully loaded with autonomous features, as prototypes are said to be equipped with around 26 cameras. The giant battery of the Tesla Semi, the capacity of which is unknown at this time, is charged via 4–5 Supercharger stalls at once. However, with Tesla’s Supercharger V3 advances, this might change or Tesla could be working on a wholly separate Megacharger for it. No one knows how the final iteration of charging for the Semi will unfold.
Regardless, let’s take a look at the experience of these Tesla owners receiving their cars via an electric truck from the future.
|A unique experience for a Tesla customer receiving his vehicle through the Tesla Semi Truck. Click/Tap images for high-res version in new tab.|