Elon Musk unveils Tesla’s first electric truck

Elon Musk has unveiled the prototype of Tesla’s first electric truck. The Tesla Semi, which the car manufacturer will start producing in 2019, will be equipped with a semi-autonomous driving […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Elon Musk has unveiled the prototype of Tesla’s first electric truck.

The Tesla Semi, which the car manufacturer will start producing in 2019, will be equipped with a semi-autonomous driving system.

It will have a range of 500 miles on a single charge and is expected to challenge trucks that run on diesel.

It is part of Tesla’s efforts to move the economy away from fossil fuels.

Mr Musk said: “It’s not like any truck that you’ve ever driven.”

The company tweeted: “Tesla semi drivetrain is guaranteed to last 1M miles = to more than 40 trips around the earth.”

It has also unveiled a new Roadster, the new version of its original sports car and is said to be the “fastest production car ever made”.

It will have a range of 620 miles on a single charge and go from 0-100mph in 4.2 seconds.

Mr Musk added: “The point of doing this is to give a hardcore smackdown to gasoline cars… Driving a gasoline sports car is going to feel like a steam engine with a side of quiche.”