Elon Musk has confirmed the upcoming arrival of a Tesla semi-truck, as well as a convertible roadster and pickup truck which are expected to enter the market in between 18 and 24 months.
Rumours and speculations have been suggesting Tesla trucks being on the way, but the confirmation proves the company’s determination to disrupt the transportation industry.
Tesla Semi truck unveil set for September. Team has done an amazing job. Seriously next level.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 13, 2017
The company is now the most valuable automaker in the US, but besides being an automaker it also does business in sustainable energy and innovation.
At its “gigafactory”, the company not only designs cars, but is also working on energy storage with the Tesla Powerwall.
Futurism reported the gigafactory will also produce battery packs intended for use in stationary storage, helping to improve robustness of the electrical grid, reduce energy costs for businesses and residences, and provide a backup supply of power.
All of Tesla’s efforts are focused on developing the company to innovate new ways to produce and use renewable energy, in line with Musk’s vision to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.
To that end, he has identified semi trucks as a critical focal point for safety and energy, as heavy-duty semi trucks that are electric will reduce environmental costs while increasing safety, especially with new AI technologies on board.