Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been saying for some time that the electric car company will show off what he refers to as the this September. The company even released a rendering of what it would look like.
Now, a report by Reuters says that the truck's electric drive system will give it a range of 200 to 300 miles. That range makes it suitable for regional freight delivery, short of the long-haul trucks that travel the interstates.
Tesla will also test its.
The trucking industry represents a new opportunity for electric vehicles. With lower maintenance and fueling costs, electric trucks offer substantial benefits to fleet operators. Initial costs may prove prohibitive, but mass production of an electric truck holds the potential to rein that investment in.
Meanwhile, new Freightliner. As Tesla has disrupted the passenger car market to some degree, it may do the same for a segment of commercial freight delivery.is betting that its electric vehicles will prove attractive for daily freight delivery in an urban setting, with limited competition in the niche. Tesla would be facing more entrenched competition from the likes of Kenworth and Daimler-owned