This Is What Tesla's Electric Semi-Truck Will Probably Look Like

by Martin Bigg
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All will be revealed on November 16.
Originally slated to be revealed later this month, we’ll have to wait a bit longer for Tesla to lift the wraps off its electric semi-truck. Right now, the EV company is facing production hell and is falling way behind on Model 3 orders. We recently learned that only 260 units have been built out of its initial 1,500 unit production run, but Tesla has nearly half a million reservations to fulfill. It’s safe to say, then, that Elon Musk is feeling the pressure, so introducing an electric semi-truck to the line-up probably isn’t his top priority right now.
This Is What Tesla's Electric Semi-Truck Will Probably Look Like
The reveal date has been pushed back by three weeks, but we already have a good idea of what Tesla's first semi-truck will look like. Ahead of its public reveal, a spy shot showed what appeared to be an uncamouflaged Tesla semi-truck undergoing testing. Nothing was ever confirmed, but it bared an uncanny resemblance to Tesla’s official teaser photo, sporting similar headlights and front fenders and a grille-less front bumper indicating an electric powertrain. Render artist Jan Peisert, who recently envisioned how the BMW 7 Series could look in 2020, has used the original spy photo to visualize a digital render that gives us a closer look at the potential design of Tesla’s first electric truck.

This Is What Tesla's Electric Semi-Truck Will Probably Look Like
Assuming the leaked photo was legitimate, this is probably our best look at the Tesla semi-truck yet, which looks sleek, clean and modern. Like the spy photo, Peisert’s design doesn’t feature any side mirrors or door handles, which suggests that the test model was a prototype. For comparison, Peisert also rendered the upcoming Tesla truck alongside an older render based on the original teaser released earlier this year, and the electric fuel cell Nikola One semi-truck. When it’s revealed next month, Tesla’s semi-truck will have a range of 200 - 300 miles and is rumoured to feature semi-autonomous capabilities.

This Is What Tesla's Electric Semi-Truck Will Probably Look Like
"The design is very Tesla-like, and fits nicely into the brands design language,” Peisert tells us. “I think in terms of design, it can’t be too futuristic, - people need to get used to electric semis first, before Tesla can go crazy on the design. Maybe in the second generation. I quite like the clean look of it, especially compared to the already modern looking Nikola One, the Tesla stands out quite nicely."

This Is What Tesla's Electric Semi-Truck Will Probably Look Like
We won’t have too long to find how accurate Peisert’s design is, as the Tesla semi-truck will be officially revealed on November 16.

This Is What Tesla's Electric Semi-Truck Will Probably Look Like
This Is What Tesla's Electric Semi-Truck Will Probably Look Like
This Is What Tesla's Electric Semi-Truck Will Probably Look Like
This Is What Tesla's Electric Semi-Truck Will Probably Look Like






by Martin Bigg
This Is What Tesla's Electric Semi-Truck Will Probably Look Like
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