Elon Musk teases TED crowd with Tesla electric truck

/ 02:14 PM April 30, 2017
Image: Twitter/@JMBooyah

Image: Twitter/@JMBooyah

In a recently held TED talk at the 2017 TED Conference in Vancover, Elon Musk revealed some of the things that he’s been working on apart from getting people to Mars. One of which is an electric semi-truck.

TechCrunch reports that Musk did not actually make a great reveal, though he shared a shadowy image of Tesla’s forthcoming electric semi-truck.


Even with just a silhouette, it’s rather easy to spot the unmistakable image of a truck, except that this one appears to have more curves, and is more streamlined. This will likely help keep drag down and help the electric engine push the large vehicle more efficiently.

Musk mentioned on stage that the truck will be a “spry” vehicle that can be driven like a sports car. The CEO even attests that he himself has driven the prototype.


The electric truck is set to be fully unveiled sometime in September. Musk claims that it will be able to stand alongside, and possibly even outperform, its diesel-powered counterparts.

Additionally, Musk mentioned that four new Gigafactory sites will be announced before 2017 ends. Alfred Bayle/JB


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TOPICS: electric truck, Electric vehicle, Elon Musk, semi-truck, TED talk
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