At present we got here throughout an fascinating sight of a Tesla Semi transporting a Tesla Cybertruck on a freeway someplace in the US.
The video was shared on Twitter by S.E. Robinson, Jr. (@SERobinsonJr), though its origin is TikTok u/itsnatalierosee.
What we see is probably a pre-production Tesla Cybertruck, one of many autos used for checks forward of the upcoming manufacturing begin. Let’s recall that restricted manufacturing ought to start later this yr on the Tesla Giga Texas plant, whereas the present standing (based on the corporate’s Q2 monetary report, is “Tooling”).
The Tesla Semi, however, is already within the “Pilot manufacturing” stage in Nevada. We assume that this specific automobile is in Tesla’s inside fleet (we all know that no less than a double-digit of autos was delivered to the primary clients – Pepsi has 21).
A further “bonus” video signifies that there was one other Tesla Semi driving behind the primary one, however with none trailer.
Properly, that is the primary time we have seen the all-electric Tesla Semi Class 8 truck used for hauling the all-electric Tesla Cybertruck pickup. Tesla beforehand used the Semi to move its electrical automobiles, so it could be a mix of labor, checks, and basic advertising and marketing forward of the Cybertruck launch.
We are saying advertising and marketing as a result of we all know that lots of the Tesla Cybertruck (camouflaged or not) movies and Tesla Semi movies went viral previously. Tesla in all probability is conscious of that and easily takes benefit of that to stay within the information.
Each the Tesla Semi and the Tesla Cybertruck have an enormous probability to revolutionize their segments, not solely due to the electrical drive however the general idea, which is clearly completely different from Class 8 semi vans and inside combustion engine pickups from the previous.
Now we have to be affected person and wait till no less than 2024, possibly even 2025 – till high-volume manufacturing will start – to see whether or not the Semi and Cybertruck will make a severe splash out there.