Musk described the Roadster as "a hardcore smackdown to gasoline cars" making driving a gasoline sports vehicle feel like driving "A steam engine with a side of quiche".
Large retailers across North America are jumping on Tesla semi truck pre-orders, with Canadian grocery chain Loblaw now booking 25 trucks, shortly after Wal-Mart placed one for 15 to test them out in the USA and Canada.
The Tesla Semi can pull the max allowable payload of 80,000 pounds over a distance of 500 miles at highway speeds on one charge even if it's fully loaded. Another guarantee is a full refund if the windscreen doesn't survive a thermonuclear blast Musk said it will be able to keep up a speed of 65 miles per hour while going up a 5 percent grade. Musk said clients can put down a $5,000 store for the semi now and generation will start in 2019.
Tesla's unfettered ambition will drain finances: analysts
The money will help a lot as Tesla figures out how to ramp up Model 3 production.
The future Roadster customers, who already can book it by paying $50,000′ on trust, ' will also be able to count on an even more significant autonomy. Musk showed off an animation of the Tesla Semi in a race against a traditional diesel truck, and the wait for the diesel truck to finish became comical.
The electric trucks are expected to run 100 percent on battery power - with lithium-ion cells laid flat against the floor, like other Tesla vehicles. United States trucking is a $700 billion per year industry.
There will be two models for the new Tesla Roadster.
Goffin despairing ahead of Federer semi-final
The match looked as if it'd be over in minutes. "I'm very happy I found a way out of it", Federer said after the match. But to no avail; Cilic won the tiebreak and claimed the first set 7-6 (5) and it looked like Federer was in trouble.