First Tesla Semi prototypes are presently in their test program ahead of production
US electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors has released some new footage this week, showing that the first prototypes of the company’s Tesla Semi electric truck are presently in their test program, before the electric truck hits production.
The footage released by Tesla reveals how the two Tesla Semi prototypes are undergoing a profound testing by the automaker. During their latest test run, the two Tesla Semi prototypes set out to Santa Rosa, which is located at a distance of nearly 50 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge.
Under its Tesla Semi test program, Tesla Motors has already been testing prototypes of its electric trucks in the vicinity of Sunnyvale, where the automaker’s prototyping facility is located. Moreover, the prototypes have also been spotted in Fremont, the location of a Tesla factory.
Before their latest test run to Santa Rosa, the Tesla Semi prototypes were seemingly away from the roads for the last few weeks. The last spotting of the prototypes was at a Tesla Supercharger located between San Francisco and Los Angeles a few weeks back.
The Tesla Semi electric trucks were first introduced by Tesla in 2017, and are likely to go into production in 2019. At the unveiling of the electric trucks, Tesla had said that the trucks will have an estimated 500-mile range on a single charge with a full load.
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