Who is ordering their tesla semi truck

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  1. kay_ray

    kay_ray Light Load Member

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    So which one of you have 180k laying around to order a tesla semi truck. I am thinking about starting a tow truck business because there will be enough on side of the road with dead batteries to make me a millionaire in this recession . Screenshot_20220517-230017_Chrome.jpg
     
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  3. merv85

    merv85 Light Load Member

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    why buy a tow truck? get a Pickup (Pre 2003 model) and put a diesel generator (Pre 2003 one ). This way you can become a mobile charging vehicle
     
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  4. kay_ray

    kay_ray Light Load Member

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    Ah #### dont those batteries take a long time to charge if its not a fast charger?.
     
  5. scott180

    scott180 Heavy Load Member

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    If I did local only with no night driver it could be nice.
    With current limitations it's just not practical for most trucking applications.
    Someday, but just not yet.
     
  6. WildTiger1990

    WildTiger1990 Heavy Load Member

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    FedEx orders 20 Tesla Semi electric trucks to use in its freight fleet

    Walmart orders 30 more Tesla Semi trucks for its fleet | Engadget

    Now the funny part, article's I provided FROM 2018!!! :)

    PS
    Tesla's truck, not out until 2019, already has big orders
     
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  7. GYPSY65

    GYPSY65 Road Train Member

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    I’m not opposed to an electric truck

    We do need to get there so this is how it starts

    I do like some of the features etc but that charging thing is a huge problem

    I don’t understand why couldn’t there be a smaller car engine in it like our Apu’s that would kick on and off to charge as needed?

    Wouldn’t that use less fuel while making this a much better OTR truck?

    Or is that just not a possible option?
     
  8. ProfessionalNoticer

    ProfessionalNoticer Road Train Member

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    Most biggest concern would be the service network. Or lack thereof I should say. The cost is going to be astronomical to diagnose and troubleshoot.
     
  9. Brandt

    Brandt Road Train Member

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    If the truck can do what Tesla claims it will probably be successful all they need is to build out the charging locations.
     
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  10. Shackdaddy

    Shackdaddy Medium Load Member

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    So will there be Charging stations at Flying Js now ????

    If you thought the line was long before …
     
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  11. Brandt

    Brandt Road Train Member

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    I think Tesla is claiming 30 minutes to recharge for 400 miles. They will have Megawatt chargers. You can drive 300 or 400 miles and stop for 30 minute break and recharge
     
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