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The first all-electric semi truck isn't from TeslaFortune 500 company Cummins beats Tesla to announcing a fully electric commercial truck, and it could come to roads as soon as 2019.
An electric semi truck has been announced and shocker it's not from Tesla. In fact you may not have ever even have heard of this company, but they've been around for almost 100 years. Cummins, a company known more for its diesel commercial truck engines and light duty pickup trucks unveiled an urban semi truck that's fully electric. It's called Aos. It weighs 18,000 pounds but it can carry around 44,000 pounds of payload. It also uses a 140 kilowatt hour battery and only takes an hour to charge at the right charging stations. That only comes out to about 100 miles of range, though, so for now it's a local delivery solution. Colman says it won't build the truck itself only that it plans to supply the battery and drive line system to manufacturers looking to add electric commercial haulers to their fleets. Production could begin as early as 2019, the announcement even beat Tesla to the punch which also plans to make its own electric semi unveiling sometimes. In September, but reports say Tesla's competing truck has two to three times the range of Cummins' Aeos. The company says it also plans to offer a hybrid extended range model in the future that uses a diesel engine like a generator. Think the Chevy Volt, but really, really big. For more information on electric vehicles, head over to cnet.com and world show. I'm Ashley Esqueda [UNKNOWN].