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 • 3 806

  • PeakAxis
    PeakAxis 5 days ago

    Is this how Tesla delivers our cars now? Before they drove them to us which wasted miles.

  • John Doe
    John Doe 6 days ago

    Ok cool it’ll go fast up hills but what about coming down the hill. I hope it goes fast and crashes a lot so this shit gets shut down.

  • Justin Lain
    Justin Lain 6 days ago

    Looks like it will take some getting used to with the seat being in the middle. Especially backing up

  • Virian Bouze
    Virian Bouze 6 days ago

    Sorry, What are you going to tell your costumers about the "Damage and Mess" you made of their cargo??? after trying drag race up and down the hyways

  • Jiffy Lube
    Jiffy Lube 9 days ago

    Im sorry but elon looks evil take it or leave it

  • Hancel Rizo
    Hancel Rizo 10 days ago

    please make them quiter faster and lighter please elon musk

  • dohc1974
    dohc1974 11 days ago

    Had to thumb down this video only because of the constant interruptions from the fanboys in the audience.

  • Kathy Fann
    Kathy Fann 13 days ago

    You need service centers across the Country when you get into the commercial market.

  • 돈돈센세どんどん先生

    테슬라는 꿈을 현실로 만드는구나..

  • Girolemon Rabinowitz
    Girolemon Rabinowitz 16 days ago

    What if computer fails, mechanics claim throw that car away?

  • Girolemon Rabinowitz
    Girolemon Rabinowitz 16 days ago

    God, help us to get out of dark ages of oil presidents & vice president, they kept us in the dark ages for centuries, we need freedom of choice

  • Threelly AI
    Threelly AI 19 days ago

    Unexptected (,/'_'\.)

  • Daniel Monreal
    Daniel Monreal 23 days ago

    More light needs to be added

  • Dan Lyons
    Dan Lyons 23 days ago

    I'm a truck driver and have been driving large trucks for over 20 years... They didn't design this truck for drivers. Backing up without being able to look out the window? 500 miles at 80k? What about brakedowns? Who's gonna come fix it? How will DOT inspections go? What will they be able to check? There's so many valiables that this is a long ways off from being able to work OTR.

  • Tarquin Kellough
    Tarquin Kellough 24 days ago

    I wanna drive one so bad

  • Rose Leo
    Rose Leo 29 days ago


  • Sam Tom
    Sam Tom Month ago

    Almost 2 years now and the semi didn't see the roads yet!!??

  • Jesse Cyr
    Jesse Cyr Month ago

    I haven’t seen any charging stations for these tractors. I’ll assume this video I 2 yrs old... so this has not worked. Nice show there pal

  • wevowa
    wevowa Month ago


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    wevowa Month ago


  • mr freedom
    mr freedom Month ago

    It would be awesome for pulling a camper though...

  • Lauri Butt
    Lauri Butt Month ago

    My mini van can't even do 0-60 in 20 seconds.

  • Kumo
    Kumo Month ago

    love you 3000

  • Haulin Class74
    Haulin Class74 Month ago

    Jerk sounds like he takes it in the ass

  • Haulin Class74
    Haulin Class74 Month ago

    Looks gay as aids

  • Ketan Mahale
    Ketan Mahale Month ago

    I want electric bus from tesla

  • mr freedom
    mr freedom Month ago

    I run 800 miles a day, unless it charges in 30 mins it useless long haul

    • Zach B
      Zach B Month ago

      Plus the load you can carry is limited to the huge weight of the battery

  • Achinth Murali
    Achinth Murali Month ago

    Can it drive itself?

  • Jesse Federico
    Jesse Federico Month ago

    Most Diesel trucks have a range of over 1000 miles. I understand that is carrying 100's of gallons of fuel. Most truckers aren't gonna wanna be limited like that!

  • Jonathan Miceli
    Jonathan Miceli Month ago

    How dare he compare this pos to a supercar

  • Casey Kudlicki
    Casey Kudlicki Month ago

    This will in danger people's lives

  • Daniel Popchuk
    Daniel Popchuk Month ago

    What happens when you crash

  • Kinto \\》
    Kinto \\》 Month ago

    Truck drivers worst nightmare !!!

  • Matthew Viramontes
    Matthew Viramontes Month ago

    Imagine if they created motor homes....

  • touahmed
    touahmed Month ago

    He reminds me Rock at 1:12

  • spikedart
    spikedart Month ago +1

    Two words..."charge time".

  • Jason Yang
    Jason Yang Month ago

    The future Trucks.

  • Mandeep Yadav
    Mandeep Yadav Month ago

    Song name please

  • Henry gamer55561
    Henry gamer55561 Month ago

    They look like the future trucks In cars 3

  • Quiet Corner
    Quiet Corner Month ago +1

    I think this would be best for short haul trucks. For long haul, I would go with Nikola.

    • Zach B
      Zach B Month ago

      Who buys overpriced trucks for “short hauls”?

  • iswaran karuppiah
    iswaran karuppiah 2 months ago

    Tesla need to come out a smartphone.. and will be hardcore smackdown to apple and Samsung.

  • Alex Duke
    Alex Duke 2 months ago

    Lol they aren't comparing that electric truck to a powerful truck that is maybe a 3 350 hp truck you can get up to 60 in 20 sec with 80 k in a lot of diesel trucks

  • Alex Duke
    Alex Duke 2 months ago

    That truck isn't going to sell that's NOT the look most TRUCKERS want

    • Will Reddish
      Will Reddish Month ago

      Alex Duke well they need to grow up or die

  • jlpolcat13
    jlpolcat13 2 months ago

    Gentlemen we have the knowledge I came up with back in the sixties. Aluminum blocks with super conducive pistons and electric magnetic solenoids placed on the heads instead of spark plugs. Running the power are two alternators. It’s called electric magnetic pulsation. Using distribution of crank on big block motors. Walla no fossil fuel heating the oil no need for cooler systems . A total electric running vehicle. I tried to patten the motor but the government said I would have to get permission from patten owners who owned the pattens to every part that I used on the motor parts for my patten. I am no poor by any means but I couldn’t afford the percentage the were asking for patten rites. SEMPER FIDELIS

    • Zach B
      Zach B Month ago

      Seeing as you can’t spell patent, I have my doubts.

  • Notorious Jatt
    Notorious Jatt 2 months ago

    On hill how about with Pete 389 ?

  • Mr Wonderful
    Mr Wonderful 2 months ago

    You can make money with those trucks lol, your going to spend half the time charging the dang thing.

  • daichai
    daichai 2 months ago

    why it has just 2 wheels on the cabin? they try removing wheels to improve range, that means uphill will kill range crazy fast. batteries cant work with trucks until they are next gen solid state batteries which have not been produced yet.

  • daichai
    daichai 2 months ago

    i dont believe the richass owner of whatever company would go and work in public. they make way too much money to "work" with all these presentations. Or to risk their lives exposing their identity in public

  • jdsmith556
    jdsmith556 2 months ago

    What about a crash? Is it safe to pull the driver out after a crash or could damaged components cause the chassis/cab to become charged? Will there be a disconnect in the case of a crash? If you’ve ever shorted out a common 12v battery the explosion is pretty loud, I can only imagine the force and sound of a battery cell the size this one needs going off! Just a few safety questions. Amazing truck and impressive power!

  • The Hacks-By-Jack Channel

    I'm still waiting for Optimus Prime version.

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    ANDRE JOHNSON 2 months ago

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  • Country Korbyn
    Country Korbyn 2 months ago

    Wow a semi you don't have to drive with a CDL idiots

  • Country Korbyn
    Country Korbyn 2 months ago

    I love DESILE

  • fortnite pro_765
    fortnite pro_765 2 months ago +2

    I will never stop driving gas vehicles

  • TheTallMan35
    TheTallMan35 2 months ago

    This guy is suffering from paralyzing stage fright. Sad.

  • E G
    E G 2 months ago

    500 miles ? thats probably less than 8 hrs a day work schedule when legally truckers are allowed 11hrs a day to drive. companies are not gonna like that. unless they have a fully charged semi waiting for you after 500 miles now the driver has to get all his stuff out put it in the next truck Log in to the computer in the truck, it will take him almost 1 hr to make the transfer, truck or battery transfer. Not good ... Less time on the road per day =more time on the road for drivers = no home time. good for the environment in a way not good for commercial goods. Fruit from california will take longer to get to east coast , what about Refrigerated Trailers?? they run on diesel fuel .. longer reefer hours , so more diesel $$$$ spent plus , battery stations for trucks $$$$ lets see how it goes. nice trucks though ...

    • E G
      E G 2 months ago

      Right. But Elon Said 500 mile range so my comment is based on what He Said.

    • Tube diver McGhee
      Tube diver McGhee 2 months ago

      That's already changed. I can tell you that the production version maybe double to almost triple the 500 mile range. Tesla recently purchased Maxwell batteries and if look at their propieteiry dry battery technology coupled with their super capacitor technology you will see what impact Maxwell will have on future vehicles produced.

  • Marche Blackshear
    Marche Blackshear 2 months ago

    No more parked regens yeah

  • Raghav Saptarsh
    Raghav Saptarsh 2 months ago

    I know what happens in the future.

  • Dileep singh
    Dileep singh 2 months ago

    Especially on the mountains area

  • Dileep singh
    Dileep singh 2 months ago

    How will it go in Indian roads?

  • Amit Y Kumar
    Amit Y Kumar 2 months ago

    Do you have data collection instruments Tesla. The project is as follows: Degradation and risk cost estimate and analysis of using Diesel SUVs and dilapidated Buses this summer election of rallying billions Indian using real scientific data collection points for most ecofriendly PM in the world. Can you employ on short notice.

  • Craig Neal
    Craig Neal 2 months ago +1

    People dissing his speaking need to understand he speaks a language of intelligence common folk don’t understand so he has to dumb down everything.

  • HTX Papi
    HTX Papi 2 months ago

    My dad would love this

  • Urban Maverick
    Urban Maverick 3 months ago +1

    There wasn’t one truck driver in the audience

  • Billy Casper
    Billy Casper 3 months ago

    people are calling the truck ugly, by not knowing the fact that we as humans have got used to that old diesel engine look of trucks.
    They didn't make their truck's face like that purposely. It has a drag coefficient of 0.36 as compared to Bugatti's 0.38.
    Just use your brains, dumbs !

  • Deacon Epps
    Deacon Epps 3 months ago +2

    Wow... Hope to have one of these one day

  • Steve Ross
    Steve Ross 4 months ago

    Is Elon on the Autism scale?

  • latin ontheroad
    latin ontheroad 4 months ago

    Crap ,just like the shitty automatics they have out here , bunch of experimental crap , maybe in 50yrs more ill believe it ,tesla is so desperate to sell their crap way ahead before it's perfected .......

  • latin ontheroad
    latin ontheroad 4 months ago

    Don't believe until I see it in hand .....

  • Dan Le
    Dan Le 4 months ago +1

    Bunch of BS...how many years has this guy driven a semi...he should say 80% of LOCAL routes might b 250 or less...why is he talking about 0 to 60, it's not a drag race... I don't think shippers would b very happy when u get 2 your destination & all their products are scattered on the floor of the trailer

  • Ioniqz
    Ioniqz 4 months ago

    This was the day after I broke my arm :(

  • Matt Kwiecien
    Matt Kwiecien 4 months ago +2

    Good bye. Diesel. Mechanics .
    Good bye oil change brake change filters and many more. Finally

  • Atchi Reddy
    Atchi Reddy 4 months ago

    Sir Elon musk's sir please develop Tesla trucks manufacturer plant in India and Tesla electric cars manufacture plant in India. Sir India always loves Tesla electric cars and trucks USA

  • Atchi Reddy
    Atchi Reddy 4 months ago

    Sir Elon musk's sir please develop Tesla trucks manufacturer plant in India and Tesla electric cars manufacture plant in India. Sir India always loves Tesla electric cars and trucks USA

  • Atchi Reddy
    Atchi Reddy 4 months ago

    Sir Elon musk's sir please develop Tesla trucks manufacturer plant in India and Tesla electric cars manufacture plant in India. Sir India always loves Tesla electric cars and trucks USA

  • Atchi Reddy
    Atchi Reddy 4 months ago

    Sir Elon musk's sir please develop Tesla trucks manufacturer plant in India and Tesla electric cars manufacture plant in India. Sir India always loves Tesla electric cars and trucks USA

  • Arunava chakraborty
    Arunava chakraborty 4 months ago

    Automatically truck us coming. Good bye rude truck driver ppl..we don't need you😏😣😁😁😀no more they going to kill ppl in road. Thank robot to clear all of those road killer driver

  • Squirrel
    Squirrel 4 months ago

    Tesla has a semi?

  • Dario Lampa
    Dario Lampa 4 months ago +1

    So much enthusiasm for basically a train. Guys the electric train exists at least since the 30s of the twentieth century.Is this innovation? a locomotive with tires, just because it has a computer on board is innovative? Come on, it has only a futuristic design.

  • Emanuel Alvarez
    Emanuel Alvarez 4 months ago

    Elon musk is killing the game...he just needs to buy a speaker I dont say it to knock on him but its defitnley improve his presentations. He has a great mind and product.

  • timmy pruss
    timmy pruss 5 months ago +1

    All lies

  • the grey ghost
    the grey ghost 5 months ago

    I'm a truckers. Most long haul truckers go far beyond 500 miles a day. And besides that I'd never be caught driving something that looms like that. Good luck finding truckers who are gonna be willing to drive that thing

    1EPICGAMER 1 5 months ago

    I am waiting on ford to semi trucks again, sorry.

    USA PATRIOT 5 months ago +1

    iphone with wheels

  • mutlunun
    mutlunun 5 months ago

    By the way that people shouting, laughing in the audience is so exagerated and annoying. Are they really truck owners? Or anything to do with transport bussiness??

  • mutlunun
    mutlunun 5 months ago

    I wish he could speak better but this is his only defect I guess, no one is perfect.

  • Jeff Riles
    Jeff Riles 5 months ago

    Tesla should build a battery powered train

    • Orlando Manrique
      Orlando Manrique 2 months ago

      Jeff, you mean for transporting people or things? For connecting distant regions or for inside the city? Regards from Mexico City

  • matthew ruiz
    matthew ruiz 6 months ago

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

  • John Smith
    John Smith 6 months ago

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

  • Malik Wright
    Malik Wright 6 months ago

    Bad Ass Motherfucking Performance lol

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    Name Here 6 months ago

    #flat earth suckers

  • Name Here
    Name Here 6 months 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 6 months ago

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

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  • Wombo__Combo__On__The_Computer

    This is totally unneeded truck

  • clubredken
    clubredken 6 months ago

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

  • Richard Nicholls
    Richard Nicholls 6 months ago

    idea that work

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    hue lê 6 months ago


  • Dirk D
    Dirk D 6 months ago

    Imagine the range of half the cargo was just more batteries