for the first time … Tesla semi Tested under real conditions. As part of the “Run on Less” demonstration organized by the independent organization North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) introduced a version of the electric truck in one day Over 1000 miles (1,609 km) – A promising result that may silence the peninsula’s critics for now.
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Battery is ‘too big and too heavy’
Since Tesla announced the Semi, there have been doubts about its competitiveness with traditional fossil trucks, for example, one prominent critic Bill Gates.
Two years ago, the Microsoft founder wrote in a blog post: “Electric transportation will probably not be a practical solution for trucks, transport ships, and passenger planes.” Too big and too heavy“, continued the billionaire.
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Lack of charging infrastructure
E-truck proponents dispute this and say the Tesla Semi can be used reasonably well, especially for short trips. The new distance record for the Tesla Semi confirms this. The online magazine Next Big Future assumes that electric trucks will be among… 15 and 30 percent Of all the American trucks that can be replaced.
However, the electrification of truck fleets in the United States is still in its early stages. The Tesla Semi is currently only sold through the food company PepsiCo user. Currently, widespread use fails primarily due to its lack Charging infrastructure.
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