Thoughts on Tesla weight

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Ralphywasmyname, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. Ralphywasmyname

    Ralphywasmyname Bobtail Member

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    Hey guys, I used to drive for pumpkin. Looking at the data on the Tesla Semi for investing but based on the data it seems way too heavy. What are your thoughts on this video? What percentage of loads would this day cab actually be able to haul?
     
  2. Mid-May Trucker

    Mid-May Trucker Heavy Load Member

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    Ltl ,food service , beverage delivery
    Multi terminal operations will benefit greatly if it gets produced.
     
  3. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    A day cab with a flatbed weighs 41k empty? That's going to be about the most worthless pile of junk anybody's ever seen.
     
  4. ElevateMe

    ElevateMe Light Load Member

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    i'm assuming tha tesla is an electric drive....check for weight allowances for non polluting value.....i know you can get weight allowances for apu's, extra batteries for electric apu's, etc.....anything that cuts down, eliminates combustion exhaust, is given weight allowance for added weight of non polluting system.....i'd suspect a substantial weight allowance for a completely non polluting cmv
     
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  5. Doealex

    Doealex Light Load Member

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    I don’t think you would get that much allowance. States need their money and infrastructure is getting too expensive to repair.
     
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  6. JoeTruck

    JoeTruck Light Load Member

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    Who will pay for all those charging stations?
    Can the grid handle it?
     
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  7. Accidental Trucker

    Accidental Trucker Road Train Member

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    I’m going to be a little skeptical. Every number in the video is a guess or “somebody told me”.
     
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  8. ElevateMe

    ElevateMe Light Load Member

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    thats a resonable probability, if i remember correctly, allowances vary state to state, nevertheless, i'd erase speculations, by checking for allowances, b4 investing
     
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  9. mud23609

    mud23609 Medium Load Member

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    First iteration. It will get improved and lighter. Especially as battery technology advances.
     
  10. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

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    Every truck and trailer manufacturer are doing everything they can to reduce weight and not just to save fuel. A greater payload means more dollars.
    That Tesla truck is just the opposite.
     
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