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

Photo: Twitter
Photo: Twitter

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.

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.

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

Senior Reporter, Jalopnik/Special Projects Desk

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Why no link to the original Reddit post? I know you guys like to pretend you don’t pull half your content from Reddit, but if you’re going to mention it in the article, why not link?