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Tesla shows off its electric Semi as it delivers pre-assembled superchargers at Laguna Seca

Tesla’s massive semi-truck moved for assembled superchargers to Laguna Seca raceway in California

  • The futuristic-looking Semi was spotted at Laguna Seca raceway in Salinas, California, as it helped install Superchargers
  • The basic version of the Semi with a range of 300 kilometers will cost $ 150,000
  • It will have the fastest acceleration – going from 0-60 mph in 20 seconds
  • Companies like FedEx and Walmart have already pre-ordered trucks

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A rare sighting of the Tesla Semi happened this week when the massive electric truck helped with the installation of pre-assembled Superchargers at Laguna Seca raceway.

Tesla Charging posted a video on them Twitter account showing the skills of the slim truck on the raceway in Salinas, California.

The base version of the Semi will cost about $ 150,000 and can travel up to 300 miles in a charge; the 500-mile range model will go for $ 180,000; it costs $ 20,000 to reserve one.

The Semi will have the fastest acceleration – from 0-60 mph in 20 seconds – according to Tesla.

It will have a central driver’s seat, four independent motors and energy consumption will be less than two kilowatt-hours per mile.

Since it’s Tesla, the truck’s come with horns and whistles that are not typically seen.

These include an ‘explosion-proof’ windscreen, a removable bouncer for passengers, updated technology found in touchscreen displays on both sides of the steering wheel that replace standard instrument panels, and standard Enhanced Autopilot with semi-autonomous capabilities, reports Hotcars.com.

A Tesla Semi was shown while transporting previous Superchargers in California

Elon Musk’s company recently brought the entire line of their cars to Michigan Formula SAE. Semi and Cybertruck joined the Model S, 3, X, and Y.

The Semi – a concept of which was unveiled in November 2017 – is scheduled to begin production in 2023, though that may change in anticipation of supply chain problems plaguing many manufacturers.

It was initially said that the truck would have a range of 500 kilometers and come standard with Tesla Autopilot that allows semi-autonomous driving on highways.

The Superchargers, seen above, have become a pillar of Tesla's efforts to make it easier for customers to charge their electric cars.

The Superchargers, seen above, have become a pillar of Tesla's efforts to make it easier for customers to charge their electric cars.

The Superchargers, seen above, have become a pillar of Tesla’s efforts to make it easier for customers to charge their electric cars.

In August 2018, a Tesla Semi prototype traveled alone from California for a full week to arrive at the JB Hunt headquarters in Arkansas.

Tesla has received several thousand pre-orders from many different companies, including FedEx, UPS, Walmart, PepsiCo and Anheuser-Busch.

So far, Tesla has only produced a small number of Semis.

Workers help ensure the Superchargers on the Tesla Semi can be tilted

Workers help ensure the Superchargers on the Tesla Semi can be tilted

Workers help ensure the Superchargers on the Tesla Semi can be tilted

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, seen at the opening of the gigafactory in Berlin, had to move the production schedule for the Semi multiple times due to problems with battery production.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, seen at the opening of the gigafactory in Berlin, had to move the production schedule for the Semi multiple times due to problems with battery production.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, seen at the opening of the gigafactory in Berlin, had to move the production schedule for the Semi multiple times due to problems with battery production.

A meeting of shareholders in 2021 revealed the news that production of the Semi would probably not begin until 2023, in part because the company has to increase production of its 4,680 battery cells.

They are probably produced by Tesla’s gigafactory in Austin, Texas.

In the past, Tesla has shared as well pictures of the Semi-supplied Model X cars to customers.

WHAT ARE TESLA SUPERCHARGERS IN AND HOW DO THEY WORK?

Tesla has created a Supercharger network around the world that enables its electric cars to travel long distances.

Prices for using the service vary all over the world, and they can be found over here.

To charge a Tesla, park drivers and park their car with the connection at the Supercharger post.

Tesla has created a supercharger network around the world that enables its electric cars to travel long distances

Tesla has created a supercharger network around the world that enables its electric cars to travel long distances

Tesla has created a supercharger network around the world that enables its electric cars to travel long distances

Once plugged in, the car’s charging port will flash green to indicate charging has begun.

Drivers can check the charging progress on your dashboard or Tesla app.

The chargers allow Tesla owners to charge their cars up to 80 percent within half an hour.

The company currently has more than 2,500 Supercharger stations with 25,000 Superchargers worldwide.

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