Tesla Semi Load Testing

Tesla Semi Load Testing

Since there is no semi sub, this seems the most appropriate place for this story. From CBS Sacramento:

DONNER SUMMIT (CBS13) – Don’t be alarmed if you see a strange-looking semi-truck up in the high country.

California Highway Patrol’s Donner Pass division says Tesla is testing out their new electric tractor-trailer in their area on Thursday.

Officials say the electric truck, known as the Tesla Semi, was testing out handling a load of about 75,000 pounds of concrete blocks.

According to CHP, the truck was meeting or exceeding range estimates.

“Electric trucks are definitely the future,” CHP wrote. “We look forward to seeing more electric trucks on the road.”

Tesla has been testing out the semi around California. While it’s still technically in its prototype phase, several companies have already made pre-orders for the Tesla Semi.

According to Tesla’s website, the Semi will have a range of 300-500 miles.

carlk | August 15, 2019

Sounds like CHP is very involved.

jimglas | August 16, 2019

Why would CHP be involved? Was it speeding?

TabascoGuy | August 16, 2019

Cops like to look at cool stuff too...

PrescottRichard | August 16, 2019

I’m guessing the CHP are there because of lane restrictions or road closures?

JustSaying | August 16, 2019

CHP are found at all freeway mandatory truck weight stations.

TabascoGuy | August 16, 2019

Well yeah, they have to do official stuff too...