Elon Musk Gives First Look At Tesla's Electric Semi

  • Published on Nov 17, 2017
  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised the company's first electric semi-truck would be mind-blowing, and he delivered.
    Musk took the wraps off the big rig on Thursday at Tesla's Design Studio in Hawthorne, California, and the vehicle's design was definitely what got the most attention.
    The semi can go 0-60 mph in five seconds without a trailer attached.
    The big rig has an impressive range of 500 miles per charge. With 80,000 pounds of cargo, it can make the same run in just 20 seconds. It can charge up to 400 miles in just 30 minutes when using a Megacharger, which is a new high-speed charger.
    The interior of the vehicle is minimalistic and designed around the comfort of the driver. The driver position is placed in the center of the vehicle, instead of on the left side. This helps provide greater visibility to the driver, Musk said. The cabin is also spacious enough for the driver to stand.
    Tesla will begin production of the vehicle in 2019. The company is currently taking reservations for the semi, but a deposit will set buyers back $5,000.
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Comments • 3 856

  • naren nath
    naren nath Day ago +1

    Tesal is great

  • Random Viewer
    Random Viewer 2 days ago +1

    Elon r u ok?

  • The Great
    The Great 2 days ago

    Future is coming !

  • SynicalNoah
    SynicalNoah 12 days ago

    Truckers are creaming their pants.

  • Deborah McEwen
    Deborah McEwen 16 days ago

    In production by 2019??? Where?? I don't see any plants going up...Why not work on a natural gas engine? We have tons of that and it's clean energy...

  • whactya
    whactya 19 days ago

    "Pulling 80,000 pounds, max gross ....."
    Musk is the master at leaving out important details if they don't fit the narrative. What is the max payload? Oh, he never says. Gee, that is THE most important data. Is the truck able to pull anything besides its own batteries? He doesn't say. Seems kind of important, doesn't it?

  • xfire7
    xfire7 22 days ago

    The trailer is for the batteries. Have the idiots applauding this any idea of the torque and power and energy consumption to haul 20 tons for 500 miles. Nope didn`t think so.

  • Don Vanduzen
    Don Vanduzen 28 days ago

    It's a tractor. A semi refers to a semi-trailer,as opposed to a full trailer. A rig is a tractor and semi,or full trailer

  • Chapo
    Chapo 28 days ago

    Here the problem. It will take at least 5 years to put out a reliable one. And another 7-8 years for mechanics to learn to fix them. Think about all the sensors. It’s going to cost a ton of money to fox

  • steve kastner
    steve kastner Month ago

    Why do all these rich assholes think their Steve Jobs

  • Art of war and peace

    Why no one realized the potential for regenerating power thru the trailer wheels is beyond me. I guess they had to leave room for a friend to make profits from charge stations. It would likely happen as people are often stolen from by way of mans law. May it come to an end as it seems to be the very cause of it.

  • Frank Albarran
    Frank Albarran Month ago

    Your a mother trucker!

  • tripjet999
    tripjet999 Month ago +1

    As with any semi, ANYTHING that large needs to be on a RAILROAD TRACK!

  • juniorJRS
    juniorJRS Month ago

    Tesla should come talk to me if he wants to have an opinion about truck driving

  • Sandi Baby312
    Sandi Baby312 Month ago

    For all the haters commenting on Elon’s delivery, please ask yourself ‘wtf am I doing to improve the quality of life for my fellow human beings?’ If you can’t come up with anything remotely positive then quit bashing this genius and go read his bio.

  • The Gaming Norwegian

    So many salty old idiots in this comment section LOL. This truck will asswhoop ur udly diesel in every possible way, less parts to fail, great range (and it can charge everywhere for much cheaper than it costs to fill diesel), MUCH faster, easier to maintain (yes, easier to maintain, electric parts r less likely to fail than mechanical parts, its been proven a billion times), much safer and the list goes on. Stop being so damn afraid of the future... I bet people said it was a terrible idea to replace horses with cars, but look where we r now...

  • Amarjeet Kaurmalli
    Amarjeet Kaurmalli Month ago

    Is that possible to make it solar powered truck!??

  • Kevin Johnson
    Kevin Johnson Month ago

    People calling him a terrible speaker are very ignorant. It sounds like he has a stutter. It's not your fault if you're a stutterer. I've had a stutter since I was six. I'm 26 and my stutter gets to the point where I can barely talk.

  • Miguel Rochette
    Miguel Rochette Month ago

    So much torque at start

  • Chland
    Chland Month ago

    Musk is very nervous! Not such a great presenter.

  • Liga
    Liga Month ago

    Everyone screams like theyre gonna own one.

  • Rob long
    Rob long Month ago

    this is funny cause when tesla cars break down only tesla can work on them what happens when this thing breaks down sukkas

  • Cancer Aka me
    Cancer Aka me Month ago

    The problem with this is that the mileage is really low and the battery will be hella heavy and it needs 8 hours to charge for any company to be efficient the drivers can’t wait 8 hours for their truck to charge

  • Mike Sal
    Mike Sal Month ago

    What a bout going down the Rockies with a 80 000 , is going 65 mph🤣🤣🤣

  • MegaAkselerator
    MegaAkselerator Month ago

    Tesla marketing team got these normies dripping wet...

  • Anita Singh
    Anita Singh Month ago

    Great and great Musk 👏👏👏🌹

  • Anita Singh
    Anita Singh Month ago

    Wow 👏👏👏👌🌹

  • Lloyd Hartshorn
    Lloyd Hartshorn Month ago

    This guy is the worst at explaining i wanted to pull my hair out.and who ever gives him his info is stupid.you can deliver out in the middle of no where and back home without charging hahahahahaha my routes are around 600 miles each way and are in fact out in the middle of know where.

  • Mike Muffler
    Mike Muffler Month ago

    These semis are absolutely amazing. Loved watching this. Excellent idea that would be so cool to see on the road someday. #SoCool

  • David Soom
    David Soom 2 months ago

    How can he say that if you are driving a Tesla Truck you are making 50% more that if you had a diesel? That's a ridiculous statement just as going 0to 60 in 5 seconds is meaningful in a freight hauler. Screw Elon and his ideas that cost the taxpayers too much for nothing.

  • David Soom
    David Soom 2 months ago

    I need to accelerate all my freight as rapidly as possible 0 to 60 in five seconds great. right? The real car companies of the world are just about to show Elon where his artist conceptions can go.

  • Alx B
    Alx B 2 months ago

    if you showed someone living in 1896 a semi truck from the 1996, they'd think it was funny and strange as well. never let the status quo define what the future could hold.

  • DrEcapz
    DrEcapz 2 months ago +1

    smart guy bad speaker.

  • Kalyan narayanan
    Kalyan narayanan 2 months ago

    A pick up truck that can carry a pick-up. Truck 😂😂😂😂

  • Ceinch
    Ceinch 2 months ago

    Ok WTF lets just shrink the video and make it shitter and then slap tech insider on it like we did something.

  • Randy Geyer
    Randy Geyer 2 months ago

    When will we see a Tesla pickup truck?

  • Iosif Stalin
    Iosif Stalin 2 months ago

    Wow, that sucks

  • hung nguyen
    hung nguyen 2 months ago

    That is our future, go Elon

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    videos 2 months ago


  • constructive interference

    aerodynamic semi truck....dem son

  • Stanford Lee
    Stanford Lee 2 months ago

    New mateiral ..its so cool

  • ItsDlanTurner
    ItsDlanTurner 2 months ago

    When Tesla comes out with a cellphone it’s gonna run electricity

  • Rich Ray
    Rich Ray 2 months ago +1

    Why do I smell bullshit?

  • Pranjit Nath
    Pranjit Nath 2 months ago

    Tesla car in India launching

  • Juan Barraza
    Juan Barraza 2 months ago

    What song was playing and didn't finished?

  • Victoria Delegate
    Victoria Delegate 2 months ago

    The world MUST go electric BUT WITH deep geothermal engery used to recharge its batteries AS current power plants wretch CO2 into the air and ocean !! (sea plankton give 70% of the air in your room right now !!! ELON HAS THE RIGHT IDEA NOW WE NEED TO ALL NOW COMPLETE THIS GREAT THOUGHT OF BANNING CO2 EMISSIONS , BANNING THE BURNING OF FOSSIL FUELS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!EV'S PLUS GEO THERMAL (YES LAVA POWERED BABY!) POWERPLANTS ONLY FOR ELECTRICITY !!!!!!!!!!! POPULATION CONTROL, CONSUMERISM REGULATED BY LAW - WE CAN DO THIS THING OF SAVING MANKIND YET, IF WE JUST THINK A LITTLE AND A LOT - MAN WILL HELP HIMSELF --------- AND A HUGE THANK YOU, ELONG, KEEP IT GOING, FOLLOW THROUGH ON YOUR FANTASTIC HISTORY-MAKING GOLF SWINGS -------- BE THE GEOTHERMAL ENGERY MAN --- !!!!!!!!!

  • Salama Asem
    Salama Asem 2 months ago

    this dude made space rockets then came back to earth and made electric cars like its nothing!

  • Alto's Music Lab
    Alto's Music Lab 2 months ago

    acceleration will let them hit city lights green much more often... Drivers know how to time lights,.. the a.i. will too they'll clear traffic stops faster everywhere. merging to get on the interstate etc. this will change LOTS of traffic hesitations, not just up a steep hill.

  • Melvin Gaither Gaither
    Melvin Gaither Gaither 2 months ago

    They took our jobd

  • Glip Glop
    Glip Glop 2 months ago

    I don't understand why everyone keeps griping and belittling this company and it's profit margins? Seriously, it's environmentally friendly, safer, and more fuel efficient... Because it literally requires no fuel... Who cares about "How it looks." when it will literally save future generations. Honestly, humanity is starting to piss me off. Worried more about the latest celebrity tabloid or anti pimple cream, than their own survival.

  • Wazza722
    Wazza722 2 months ago

    Truckers need reliability not 0 to 60 in 5 seconds!
    Teslas dont have a good reputation for reliability!

  • Schmitt Djeson
    Schmitt Djeson 2 months ago +1

    *the new euro truck simulator 2 mod pack*

  • Darlene Walder
    Darlene Walder 2 months ago

    I want to be a TESLA DRIVER NOW!!!

  • Daniel Morse
    Daniel Morse 2 months ago

    Nailed it!

  • LUCRandom
    LUCRandom 3 months ago

    School buses should be next!

  • Microage
    Microage 3 months ago

    Stop destroying the environment by using giant batteries... pls... -.-

    • Karen Terry
      Karen Terry 2 months ago

      I would prefer they stop destroying the enviroment by burning fossil fuels.

  • Traders Friend
    Traders Friend 3 months ago

    That is just crazy good, so love this guy's mind!!!!!!

  • Traders Friend
    Traders Friend 3 months ago

    That is soooooo crazy, I thought it was a simulation at first......wow!!!!!

  • Mark Sturdey
    Mark Sturdey 3 months ago

    Ugly pile of shite...!!!!!

  • Ed Evans
    Ed Evans 3 months ago

    He never stated who independently tested these performances??

    JOSHUA SAMUEL 3 months ago

    Jesus loves you.

  • David Soom
    David Soom 3 months ago

    It can accelerate and get to the repair shop faster than any other truck and then wait weeks to be repaired. Will it be equipped with flamethrowers too?

  • David Soom
    David Soom 3 months ago

    That's what trucking is really all about, execration, really Elon, the owners of these trucks want or need their drivers to execrate 20 times faster than a normal truck. What will that add to the carbon foot print at the other end of the power cable, call a coal burning power company. Green my ass. Just think, everything that trucks haul can be execrated at a rate 20 times faster than by real trucks. So all your packages and goods back in the standard box trailer will be slammed around , for what reason? Just to get the crowd of millennials to clap and cheer.

  • BurgerKing 334
    BurgerKing 334 3 months ago

    Useless the amount of energy for that truck to charged will he enough for atleast 4 or 5 houses less efficient and wastes more energy than any car

    • Karen Terry
      Karen Terry 2 months ago

      Do you know how inefficient the combustion engine is, it isn't even close to the electric motor.

  • Ervin Copacapelian
    Ervin Copacapelian 3 months ago

    Blame Exxon Mobil. Blame Richard Nixon. Don’t blame Tesla and Norway.

  • joe santo
    joe santo 3 months ago

    full hard on

  • bowlofarthritus
    bowlofarthritus 3 months ago

    I dont think it would work.... 20k some pounds on a battery charge.... now Ill admit Idk how these electric vehicles work, but wouldnt it be the same if you put 50 or so pounds of pressure on your battery drill? More weight and pressure added, the more juice is used

  • MV Green
    MV Green 3 months ago

    He's just a mouthpiece for the real owners

  • Pedge Is Here
    Pedge Is Here 4 months ago

    Looks like those IRobot Trucks

  • Changbin Hong
    Changbin Hong 4 months ago

    Why does he studder so much?

  • Cindy Tepper
    Cindy Tepper 4 months ago

    Where are you going to find the ONE MEGAWATT HOUR you need to charge each truck every day? That is a field of 200,000 watts worth of solar panels FOR EACH AND EVERY TRUCK. Fleet of 5 trucks? That will require 1,000,000 watts of solar panels. That's like 1.5 MILLON dollars just to buy the panels. Then you are going to need about another MILLON BUCKS worth of batteries. Then you have to pay someone to install it, plus all the other required equipment and who knows what the chargers will cost. All that to fuel five Class-8 trucks???

  • Bitcoin Baller!
    Bitcoin Baller! 4 months ago

    Elon Musk is a genius, but he is not Steve Jobs on the mic.
    He needs a front man, someone who can cut a promo.

  • ACplay_ ROBLOX
    ACplay_ ROBLOX 4 months ago

    Um... Um... Um...

  • Zolar Czakl
    Zolar Czakl 4 months ago

    The best charging option for these huge batteries would be to simply swap them out at official stations. Have a forklift pull the old one out, slap in a charged pack and Bob's your uncle.
    I'd guess that normal charging time for this big of a vehicle would take days.

  • Mark Plott
    Mark Plott 4 months ago

    FACT: The Tesla Semi in convoy mode will beat Rail on Price, this is a gamechanger for Logistics Companys.

  • nathan rc
    nathan rc 4 months ago

    make him President, America. coz he's what the world need now !!!

  • Rino Fagerlund
    Rino Fagerlund 4 months ago

    Listen to how he pronounce Bugatti Chiron 5.50

  • Dant Edwards
    Dant Edwards 4 months ago

    are they automatic

  • _ Red
    _ Red 4 months ago

    Elon is from the future...but I get this feeling the powers that be will have him killed...he's shaking industries that are big one makers

  • 21Wala
    21Wala 4 months ago

    Ugly ass truck

  • Simeon Harvey
    Simeon Harvey 4 months ago

    This is a lie!!!!

  • James Thompson
    James Thompson 4 months ago

    Are they the trucks from I robot?

    DUMPONN YOO 4 months ago

    none of these weirdo disciples in the audience are truckers

  • Ben Jerry
    Ben Jerry 4 months ago

    stop hollering people you sound like children cheering the teletubbies.

  • TechnologyPerson
    TechnologyPerson 4 months ago


  • Ariel Polfan
    Ariel Polfan 4 months ago

    This is the Future already. *Shivers to think Robots and Whatever Technological can kill Humanity*

  • DubstepZedd
    DubstepZedd 4 months ago

    3:50 did Elon fart?

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  • David Helman
    David Helman 5 months ago

    They need to extend the 500 mile range or have more and faster charging stations before its viable. Sure that's good for drivers who do local stuff and are home every night. But if you are out over the road you can drive 600-700 miles a day.

  • salt
    salt 5 months ago

    tesla sucks

    BRETT 5 months ago +1

    Cant beat the sound of a diesel.

    • Karen Terry
      Karen Terry 2 months ago

      Oh for a world without the sound of noisy diesel.

  • ButteredTank
    ButteredTank 5 months ago

    Jesus Christ did the person who designed this even know anything about semis?
    There are SO many things wrong with it

  • ButteredTank
    ButteredTank 5 months ago +1

    No trucker is going to buy this overpriced piece of crap that breaks down after driving 200000 miles
    A 1997 freightliner will last longer than that

    • mr42ndstblvd
      mr42ndstblvd 2 months ago +1

      million mile warranty bro......

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  • Oliver Cairn
    Oliver Cairn 5 months ago

    ice road truckers is gonna be interesting by 2020

  • Anonymous Anonymous
    Anonymous Anonymous 5 months ago

    At what temperature is the specifications from? I hope they at least used the same temperature for the different performance tests.

  • sgt 116
    sgt 116 5 months ago

    It outperforms the diesel truck or any type of the trucks what's a likelihood of a truck company willing to pay arm and a leg for Tesla truck.

  • Domantas .S.
    Domantas .S. 6 months ago

    Tesla truck design looks terrible.