This Might Be Our First Look At Tesla's All-Electric Semi-Truck

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There’s little known about the all-electric semi truck that Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants to unveil later this month. But now we have an apparent snapshot of what it’ll look like.

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The image surfaced yesterday on Reddit. The initial post was deleted, but another Reddit user captured it in time and reposted it.

What can we tell? It’s a clear shot of the silver’s truck’s passenger side, which shows blueish strokes running from the cab’s front to back. The vehicle’s sitting on a flatbed at an undisclosed location in California, according to one Redditor. Off to the left, there’s a piece that appears to be the fairing that goes atop the truck’s roof to reduce drag. A Redditor Photoshopped the fairing onto the truck and it bares a lot of similarities to the image teased Musk teased out earlier this year.

All-electric semis won’t have the capacity to make a single trek at lengths comparable to diesel rigs, but the technology presents a lot of opportunities for shorter distance routes. Tesla has said it wants the semis to “deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo transport, while increasing safety and making it really fun to operate.” The truck is expected to possess some semi-autonomous functionality, and Reuters reports it’ll be capable of traveling 200 to 300 miles on a single charge.

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We reached out to Tesla for comment, and if we hear back we’ll update the post.

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Ryan Felton

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