Tesla held a presentation of its first electric Tesla truck Semi Truck. In the framework of this event Elon Musk unexpectedly showed a four-seater sports Roadster electric car with the application for the title of the fastest production cars.
Semi refers to the heavy class 8 trucks. Its appearance, with the exception of some parts, identical to the one we saw earlier, the official rendering. The machine is equipped with four independent engines of unknown power. According to the Mask, when fully loaded with cargo weighing 36 ton Semi is capable of accelerating to 100 km/h in 20 seconds, to boot, this same speed is reached in 5 seconds. On a full charge the truck up to 800 kilometers, is 320-480 km, which was said in the rumors. In this case, the battery for half an hour charging up to 80%. Glass Tesla Semi made of special reinforced glass with high strength, which should help them survive without the consequences of meeting with departed from under the wheels of another car with a rock.
According to the owner of Tesla, conventional trucks resemble barns, while his brainchild, designed as a bullet. The drag coefficient is 0.36, whereas most of the trucks he is greater than 0.6. This characteristic of Semi surpassed even hypercar Bugatti Chiron with a value of 0.38.
In the cockpit there is a place for one person who can stand upright. The driver’s seat close to the glass in the center of the cabin. On both sides of the steering wheel is a touch screens, one on the right and left. Berth no, but there is a possibility that in future versions it will be added.
Tesla has a Semi semi-Autonomous driving system that allows you to stay in your lane, change lanes and stop on the roadside in dangerous situations without driver intervention. The battery occupies the space between the front and rear wheels, provides protection from bumps, and a low center of gravity gives extra stability. Operating costs will be lower than diesel trucks — about $1.26 per mile versus $1.51. Guaranteed by the manufacturer of the transmission resource is 1.6 million km, which corresponds to the world made nearly forty times.
Production Tesla Semi Truck is scheduled from 2019, the cost of new items were not announced.
A complete surprise was the announcement of the sports car Tesla Roadster. Electric four-wheel drive newcomer with a removable transparent top accelerates from 0 to 96 km/h in just 1.9 seconds. If so, then it will be the first production car capable of meet in less than two seconds. The maximum speed is not reported, but, according to the Mask, it will be above 400 kilometers per hour. For example, currently the fastest production car is considered the Koenigsegg Agera RS, his bar — 447 km/h.
Movement in the Tesla Roadster cause the electric motor 3: one placed on the front axle, the other two are on the back. This arrangement allowed the sports car to all-wheel drive with a torque of 10000 Nm. The battery capacity at the Tesla Roadster will be 200 kWh. The stated power reserve on a single charge — more than 1,000 kilometers.
Sales of the Tesla Roadster sports car will start in 2020. Minimum price — 200 thousand U.S. dollars.
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