When Elon Musk declared the Tesla semi-truck in 2017, the logistics world was excited because the electric semi-truck was appearing to be a game changer for the supply chain and logistics industry.
Therefore, the release of the Tesla semi-truck will revolutionize the logistics industry.
Key Features of Tesla semi-truck
- The fact that Tesla's semi-truck was unveiled 5 years ago, therefore few updates of semi truck's performance and pricing data have been released recently by the vehicle manufacturers.
- The Tesla semi-truck will be available in two versions. The semi-truck with a range of 300 miles will be priced at $150,000 and the semi-truck with a range of 500 miles will be priced at $180,000.
- Both vehicles have a hauling capacity of 80,000 lbs of gross vehicle weight (GVW). When unloaded the Tesla semi-truck can reach speeds of 60 miles per hour in just 5 seconds.
- When hauling a fully loaded trailer, the Tesla semi-truck can achieve a speed of 60 MPH in 20 seconds.
How the Tesla semi-truck will agitate the logistics Industry
The Tesla semi-truck is relatively more expensive than a diesel-powered semi-truck. But these electric-powered trucks offer a bundle of benefits and display them as an appealing option for fleet managers all around the logistics industry.Sustainability
Every leading transportation corporation has been exploring new ways of adopting business practices that elevate and promote sustainability. Therefore, these efforts will transition the business in the logistics and shipping sectors away from fossil fuels.
Tesla has launched an extensive network of mega charging stations. So, the Tesla semi-truck emerges as a feasible option for achieving the goal.Reduction in Fuel Costs
Tesla officially released the statement stating that the logistics companies can immensely save over $200,000 in fuel costs for almost every 1 million miles traveled. This figure can also vary as the cost of fuel fluctuates throughout the year. The phasing out of fuel expenses is an excellent cost-saving measure.
Reduction in Maintenance Expenses:
There are a series of four-quadrant motors that power the Tesla semi-truck. The Tesla semi-truck does not carry a traditional diesel-powered engine or an embedded transmission. Therefore, such designs and features eradicate the maintenance expenses on Tesla's semi-truck
As Tesla Semi-trucks are cheaper to maintain they are also less prone to breakdowns. It means minor downtime and limited repairs and elevated profitability for carriers, drivers, and logistics companies.Enhanced Safety
In the Tesla semi-truck, the driver is seated in the center of the cabin. The Tesla semi-truck delivers simple and effortless access to dual touchscreen displays which provide GPS guidance, and status updates on vehicle performance and remaining range. The Tesla Semi-trucks are assembled with autopilot technology which reduces the risk of collisions or traffic accidents.
The Tesla semi-truck has a lower center of gravity so this design feature minimizes the risk of a rollover.Improved Delivery Timelines through Performance
The combination of modern safety features has increased reliability, and leading performance can optimize the delivery timeline. Therefore, drivers are less likely to experience delays on the road. In fact, they can consistently reach their destination on schedule so that they can deliver goods to clients.
Therefore, the optimized delivery performance will elevate a company's reputation while also paving the way for better profit margins.
Latest From Elon Musk
The Tesla semi-truck has faced many years of delays but as of this September 2022, Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla Semi trucks with 500-mile ranges are going to be delivered to its customers.
Tesla has been using semis for their own purposes but it was not in effect till September that they will reach its customers.
Information about this new release first started when new job postings were revealed at Tesla for their "Semi Service Program", a hint at what was ultimately to come.
It appears that Tesla listed the following locations as to where they are going to be hiring so we would expect the rollout to happen near or around these cities.The cities hiring for the Tesla Semi Truck are:
- Fremont, California
- Modesto, California
- Sacramento, California
- Central Valley, California
- Reno, Nevada
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