THE TESLA SEMI truck introduced at the end of November 2017 is by far the best-formed single vehicle the visionary electric-propulsion car company has announced. The truck’s cab, with its central driving position like the 1947 Wimille prototype and the McLaren F1, really does look like the future is finally here, and we hope it becomes reality in a couple years. There have been quite a few futuristic-looking trucks over time, especially some by the rigorously self-promoting designer Luigi Colani a couple decades back, but those were all show business and almost no practicality. BMW designer Albrecht Graf Goertz remarked that the front overhang of Colani’s semi tractor was enough to exclude it from city streets—it swept too much surface and intruded on other people’s lanes. The Tesla truck, however, actually makes sense.