Elon Musk celebrated the release of his company’s new offering the Semi Truck last night, and surprised the audience with a second-generation Roadster, which was jaw-dropping to say the least.
Tesla Semi Truck features
Musk boasted of his electric truck’s “zero to 60 in 1.9 seconds” acceleration and a staggering 600 mile range. Fans were excited as Musk explained its several attractive features such as enhanced autopilot, automatic emergency braking, automatic lane keeping and forward collision warning.
The truck has a low center of gravity which means good handling and minimized rolling over.
Tesla Semi pic.twitter.com/7VLz7F46Ji— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 17, 2017
“Reliability is incredibly important. We’re putting massive attention in making this truck incredibly reliable. And that’s why we’re guaranteeing that this truck will not break down for a million miles,” said Musk.
Other benefits include long lasting brake pads, thermo nuclear explosion proof glass, and predictive maintenance.
The Semi Truck production will begin in 2019 and pre-orders are now available.
0 to 100 km/h in 1.9 sec pic.twitter.com/xTOTDGuwQj— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 17, 2017
To fans’ delight, Musk revealed that the production of Tesla Roadster will begin immediately. “It will be the fastest production car ever made, period,” said the Tesla CEO.
Its maximum speed will be over 250 miles an hour and it will feature a 200 kilowatt hour battery pack. The Tesla Roadster will travel a thousand kilometers in a single charge at highway speed.
Even Musk, one of the greatest CEOs of our generation, himself seemed amazed at the numbers. "These numbers don't even sound real...but they're real," said Musk.
Quick Facts About Elon Musk
|Net Worth (USD)||$ 16,800,000,000 - Sixteen Billion Eight Hundred Million US Dollars|
|Place of Birth||Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa|
|Wife||Justine Wilson (2000-08) Talulah Riley (2010-12, 2013-16)|
|University||Queen's University and University of Pennsylvania|
|High School||Pretoria Bots High School|
|Children||Griffin, Xavier, Kai, Saxon, Damion|