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BRING­ING ELEC­TRIC mo­bil­ity to the com­mer­cial ve­hi­cles sec­tor, Tesla Mo­tors has launched their new heavy-duty all-elec­tric truck called the Tesla Semi. It has a drag co­ef­fi­cient of 0.36, a fig­ure un­heard of for a heavy-duty rig and one which even sur­passes many mod­ern cars avail­able in the mar­ket to­day. It is pow­ered by four separate elec­tric mo­tors on the rear axle, giv­ing it the abil­ity to ac­cel­er­ate from 0-100kmph in just 5 sec­onds and do the same with a full load at the back in just 20 sec­onds. With two separate bat­tery pack con­fig­u­ra­tions, the Tesla Semi gives cus­tomers the choice of one with a 480km range or a larger one with a 800km range. Tesla also launched their new Me­gacharg­ers at the event, charg­ing with which can add 640km of range for the Semi in just 30 min­utes time. Be­ing a prod­uct of Tesla, the new heavy-duty all-elec­tric truck also gets semi-au­ton­o­mous ca­pa­bilites to its list of fea­tures. The fu­ture-ready new truck comes stan­dard with En­hanced Au­topi­lot fea­tures like Au­to­matic Emer­gency Brak­ing, Au­to­matic Lane Keep­ing and For­ward Col­li­sion Warn­ing.

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