Reuters reported in August that Tesla was developing a long-haul, electric semi-truck that could drive itself and move in "platoons" that followed a lead vehicle, according to an email discussion of potential road tests between the auto company and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles.
Tesla's electric semi-truck is rolling out in Hawthorne, California, on October 26, CEO Elon Musk announced Wednesday.
Tesla turned over the first batch of Model 3 vehicles to employees in late July and aims to make 20,000 a month by December.
Tesla's electric big-rig truck could have a working range of 200 to 300 miles to compete with more conventional diesels, Reuters reported later in August.
A lot of questions remain, such as how long it would take to recharge the presumably ample quantity of batteries built into the trucks. Assuming that is correct (the info came from Reuters), these trucks could travel a decent distance before needing 'refueled'. There's also a question surrounding autonomous driving - reports have indicated the trucks will feature some element of self-driving abilities, but official details are lacking. The inclusion of the "test ride" tidbit means the company will have its semi trucks operational for the unveiling, but we'll have to wait and see in which ways they'll be demonstrated.