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 • 3 921

  • matthew ruiz
    matthew ruiz Day ago

    Each wheel has an engine... that make for one smooth ride

  • John Smith
    John Smith Day ago

    What is with the aspect ratio?
    What idiot cropped the video?

  • Malik Wright
    Malik Wright 2 days ago

    Bad Ass Motherfucking Performance lol

  • Name Here
    Name Here 5 days ago

    #flat earth suckers

  • Name Here
    Name Here 5 days ago

    If a piss jug spills...and is refilled with water, is it still a piss jug or a dirty water jug?

  • Name Here
    Name Here 5 days ago

    Does it come equipmented with piss jugs or are those sold separately??😣

  • Quidditch Attention Seeker


  • Wombo__Combo__On__The_Computer

    This is totally unneeded truck

  • clubredken
    clubredken 12 days ago

    It also has stealth technology so it can't be seen on enemy radar.

  • Richard Nicholls
    Richard Nicholls 14 days ago

    idea that work

  • hue lê
    hue lê 16 days ago


  • Dirk D
    Dirk D 16 days ago

    Imagine the range of half the cargo was just more batteries

  • Ej joe
    Ej joe 19 days ago

    Keep the diesel burning boycott tesla.

  • proarmy 01
    proarmy 01 19 days ago

    That truck loooks like shit

  • David Dreyer
    David Dreyer 21 day ago

    Does it come with electronic assistant driving modes like my Prius?

  • Abhishek Kumar
    Abhishek Kumar 22 days ago

    Next , Tesla electric train ..
    0-60 in 5ns.

  • Joel Penafiel
    Joel Penafiel 22 days ago

    hope they can get drivers, with these “shortage” I doubt that companies will buy or change their truck fleet and have money left to pay fairly to their drivers who by the way ALREADY MAKE POOR MONEY. still a beautiful truck I would love to be an owner operator with one of those.

  • Kenny Hawk
    Kenny Hawk 23 days ago

    65mph up a ten percent grade. Nice but only 500 mile range? I have 2 120gal tanks and can drive 1000 miles. If he wants this to be successful he has to figure out a way to make the batteries last in the extreme temps. Hot and cold. Sounds good but i guess we will find out if the truck stops will install battery chargers lol. I can refuel and be rollin in 15 mins and the only charge i get in that 15 mins is.....TWO MORE MONSTERS LMAO

  • MH
    MH 24 days ago +1

    Electric Semi's wont take the market. Battery weight for long distances "displaces the payload" ; electric is less profitable.
    You will not be seeing interstate Trucking Companies being interested.... except for regional deliveries - that's the reality.!

  • sami sugeti pula
    sami sugeti pula 24 days ago

    Guys relax this tesla shit will never happen becouse the SAUDI will not alow tesla to take over their trillions $$$$$

  • sami sugeti pula
    sami sugeti pula 24 days ago

    Yoo mojos thus bs truck will not last a chances against 650HP diesel up on the hill tesla shit is just 4 show and are made to bull shit inroubd LA empty trailer ya accelarecion 1 min then you got to charge

  • Rain
    Rain 25 days ago

    So this is what happens when Elon Musk gets turned on 🤔

  • Lhenkhantus
    Lhenkhantus 25 days ago

    This truck has better aerodynamics than the bugatti chiron

  • Jason Black
    Jason Black 26 days ago

    He should be arrested for crimes against humanity.
    First it's the truckers, it will end with brain surgeons be laid off.

  • Jake Zook
    Jake Zook 28 days ago

    I don't care if it's the last truck on earth I'm never driving it I guess I'd just have to quit my job and get another one nothing better than driving a Peterbilt

  • Joe Grant
    Joe Grant 29 days ago

    This guy cant stop stuttering

  • Robert Buglio
    Robert Buglio Month ago

    Ask about road side repair service I heard about cars big money that's if they will fix it after the warnty good luck if is like the cars door handles my door handles still work after 20 years.dont bet on the guality right away.the trains use just keep running do a blow and go stone the com. To .ooo change the brushes clean the pinion gear and gear case wicks check the wires and glad hand connection do a electrical check restance meger and hi pot I you can use a lab top now a days.do all six and your good to go.my gess they use brushless motors.they just keep running with a little matence.i think they used to charge 750.00 per traction motor for a blow and go.a rebuild cost much more new one much more.a little tlc keeps them running.you jaw would drop if you herd the repair cost I herd the cars are very high.buyer beware regular semis are high also.on repair cost.but you can buy the parts.

  • Robert Buglio
    Robert Buglio Month ago

    That's 80,000.gross weight not cargo cargo +truck=80,000 poundsgross weight .not 80,000 pounds cargo.

  • Robert Buglio
    Robert Buglio Month ago

    Searl seg generator only need to stop to rest save cash on weight batterys don't limit range .for truckers to make a living.

  • Robert Buglio
    Robert Buglio Month ago

    You can't bounce the cargo around carrier damage it will be local with out charging stations like gasstations are skip the batters.searl seg generator then it can work.

  • CharlesMeriot
    CharlesMeriot Month ago

    mind blowing indeed...

  • benjamin Word
    benjamin Word Month ago

    This is cool, but I just wanna know what song was in the entrance

  • benjamin Word
    benjamin Word Month ago

    What's that song lol

  • Daiman Webb
    Daiman Webb Month ago

    Lmao Elon getting so pissed at everyone cheering for him

  • ZackMCPlayz
    ZackMCPlayz Month ago

    5:21 is that trump?

  • ZackMCPlayz
    ZackMCPlayz Month ago

    just make it already. you only need a copper and zinc and some motors then DONE!

  • legasiguy
    legasiguy Month ago

    Cars in Space, awesome earthbound cars, now an electric commerical vehicle? He's the freaking man!!

  • Andy Tran
    Andy Tran Month ago

    Tesla is going to be the go to company eventually

  • MR. DreadHead359
    MR. DreadHead359 Month ago +1

    Atleast make it look like a damn truck! This guy also has poor use of talking lol....

    • ZackMCPlayz
      ZackMCPlayz Month ago +1

      like his money going to go away.

  • 787brx8
    787brx8 Month ago +1

    I made A video on how to extend battery life. It can also restore the capacity of older batteries.
    Cellphones, EVs, power tools, solar power, storage and car batteries all can benefit from this easy trick!

  • naren nath
    naren nath Month ago +2

    Tesal is great

  • Random Viewer
    Random Viewer Month ago +2

    Elon r u ok?

  • Jza Gza
    Jza Gza Month ago

    Future is coming !

  • Deborah McEwen
    Deborah McEwen 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago +1

    Why do all these rich assholes think their Steve Jobs

    • steve kastner
      steve kastner Month ago

      Tehan Vidanarachchi 😂🤣

    • Tehan Vidanarachchi
      Tehan Vidanarachchi Month ago

      +steve kastner regardless of this, steve and elon are both very talented and respectable in their fields

    • steve kastner
      steve kastner Month ago

      Tehan Vidanarachchi that’s because he is imitating Steve Jobs. Probably has a poster of him over his bed. Did you notice how he got kicked out of his job like Steve Jobs did with apple . Come on🤔think about it

    • Tehan Vidanarachchi
      Tehan Vidanarachchi Month ago

      he is comparable to steve jobs

  • Art of war and peace
    Art of war and peace 3 months ago +1

    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 3 months ago +1

    Your a mother trucker!

  • tripjet999
    tripjet999 3 months ago +2

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

  • juniorJRS
    juniorJRS 3 months ago +1

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

  • Sandi Baby312
    Sandi Baby312 3 months ago +6

    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
    The Gaming Norwegian 3 months ago

    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...

    • RedPilledPatriot
      RedPilledPatriot Month ago

      They'd be the ones complaining about the model T Ford, saying how much better the horse was. It's pathetic, no insight at all.

  • Amarjeet Kaurmalli
    Amarjeet Kaurmalli 3 months ago

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

  • Kevin Johnson
    Kevin Johnson 3 months 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 3 months ago

    So much torque at start

  • Chland
    Chland 3 months ago

    Musk is very nervous! Not such a great presenter.

  • Liga
    Liga 3 months ago

    Everyone screams like theyre gonna own one.

  • Rob long
    Rob long 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago

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

  • MegaAkselerator
    MegaAkselerator 3 months ago

    Tesla marketing team got these normies dripping wet...

  • Anita Singh
    Anita Singh 3 months ago

    Great and great Musk 👏👏👏🌹

  • Anita Singh
    Anita Singh 3 months ago

    Wow 👏👏👏👌🌹

  • Lloyd Hartshorn
    Lloyd Hartshorn 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 months ago +1

    smart guy bad speaker.

  • Kalyan narayanan
    Kalyan narayanan 3 months ago

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

  • Ceinch
    Ceinch 3 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 3 months ago

    When will we see a Tesla pickup truck?

  • Iosif Stalin
    Iosif Stalin 4 months ago

    Wow, that sucks

  • hung nguyen
    hung nguyen 4 months ago

    That is our future, go Elon

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    videos 4 months ago


  • constructive interference

    aerodynamic semi truck....dem son

  • Stanford Lee
    Stanford Lee 4 months ago

    New mateiral ..its so cool

  • ItsDlanTurner
    ItsDlanTurner 4 months ago

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

  • Rich Ray
    Rich Ray 4 months ago +1

    Why do I smell bullshit?

  • Pranjit Nath
    Pranjit Nath 4 months ago

    Tesla car in India launching

  • Juan Barraza
    Juan Barraza 4 months ago

    What song was playing and didn't finished?

  • Looun Lao Bottomsby
    Looun Lao Bottomsby 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 months ago

    They took our jobd

  • Glip Glop
    Glip Glop 4 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 4 months ago

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

  • Schmitt Djeson
    Schmitt Djeson 4 months ago +1

    *the new euro truck simulator 2 mod pack*

  • Darlene Walder
    Darlene Walder 4 months ago

    I want to be a TESLA DRIVER NOW!!!

  • Daniel Morse
    Daniel Morse 4 months ago

    Nailed it!

  • LUCRandom
    LUCRandom 4 months ago

    School buses should be next!

  • Microage
    Microage 5 months ago

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

    • Karen Terry
      Karen Terry 4 months ago

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

  • Traders Friend
    Traders Friend 5 months ago

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

  • Traders Friend
    Traders Friend 5 months ago

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

  • Mark Sturdey
    Mark Sturdey 5 months ago

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

  • Ed Evans
    Ed Evans 5 months ago

    He never stated who independently tested these performances??

    JOSHUA SAMUEL 5 months ago

    Jesus loves you.