Tesla, the company that brought you the Tesla Roadster and the Tesla Model S, revealed their latest car on Wednesday.
The Tesla Cybertruck Giga Press was first teased by CEO Elon Musk late last month when he tweeted about its coming debut. With its sleek design and impressive interior technology, it’s no wonder Musk has been teasing everyone with images of it on Twitter and Instagram all week!
Here Are The Official Specs
The new Tesla Giga Press is 1.7 meters wide, 3.2 meters tall and 6.6 meters long (or 5, 4 and 20 feet, respectively). This all-electric cybertruck weighs 2,400 kilograms or about as much as two fully grown elephants. Tesla says it can carry up to 500kgs at speeds up to 10 kilometres per hour. That’s not exactly fast but it’s plenty fast enough for most people. At that speed, you could travel around 200 miles on one charge – assuming you drive at an average speed of 25 miles per hour.
The Tesla Giga Press will be available in select Tesla stores later today for $4 million USD each. If you live in an area where there are no Tesla stores, you can order online from any store that does have them – though there will be a $500 delivery fee added to your total cost.
There are two ways to use your new Tesla Giga Press. One way is to plug it in and then begin to drive on flat ground while continually charging until you reach your destination. The other way is to have it plugged in, but also running off one of Tesla’s Solar Turbines so that as soon as you start driving, you’re recharging as you go. What are Solar Turbines? They are massive solar panels placed directly onto your home or other location where you want them so that all power for everything comes from renewable sources – whether it be for extra juice or even something totally unrelated like heating water or refrigeration depending on what model your setup uses.
Here’s Why This Truck Is Such A Big Deal
Tesla just unveiled its newest electric truck, and it’s quite possibly one of their biggest announcements yet. The Tesla Semi, as it is called, is an all-electric semi-truck that boasts a whole host of cool features. To begin with, because it’s an electric vehicle (EV), Tesla claims that its semi will be cheaper to run than current diesel trucks. It also promises to have more power and torque than other similar vehicles on the market today. In addition to being environmentally friendly and cost-effective, Tesla says its new semi is also safer than other trucks because it has no gears or other manual controls and reduces blind spots by placing two independent motors on each axle.
One major drawback with Tesla’s new semi is that it has a driving range of only 300 miles on one charge. To put that into perspective, diesel-powered semis can drive up to 1,000 miles before they need refuelling. But even with that drawback, Tesla still thinks its semi-truck will be able to hold its own and plans to unveil it in full sometime next year. If all goes well and Tesla meets its deadline, we could see some large-scale production as early as 2022. One thing is for sure: When they do finally release their electric semi-truck, it will certainly shake up the transportation industry. What do you think about Tesla’s new cybertruck? Tell us what you think in the comments below!
Here Are Some Pictures Of The Truck
Here is how it looks sitting in one of Tesla’s massive new depots. Check out that over-the-top supercharger tower—probably 10 times larger than an average unit—and those gigantic fuel tanks, which, according to Musk, should be able to power an average truck for about 500 miles at a time (that’s eight hours). Tesla says its trucks will hit 60 mph in 5 seconds and have enough torque to go up steep grades while still carrying 80,000 pounds of cargo. That makes it four times more powerful than anything on the road right now.
But what about speed? Tesla said it plans to try to make its truck do zero to 60 in 20 seconds, which is ridiculously fast for a semi. If it hits that goal, it’ll be faster than basically every sports car out there. It’s hard to even wrap your head around how powerful an engine would have to be to get from 0-60 in 20 seconds, but I am trying my best here: That truck weighs 80,000 pounds and is carrying 80,000 pounds.
In addition to its all-electric powertrain, Tesla’s truck will have an Enhanced Autopilot feature that Musk has said will be able to drive itself with no human input. It’s going to take you from parking lot to parking lot, he said on a call with reporters. The truck won’t have any conventional controls either—no steering wheel or brake pedal—but instead will rely on buttons and a giant centre touchscreen console (that thing is big). Like other Tesla vehicles, it also has something called bioweapon defence mode, which sounds terrifying but actually just makes sure all its intakes are sealed off so nothing gets in there and messes up your cooling system.
Here Are Details About The Autopilot Feature
Elon Musk is well known for having ambitious ideas when it comes to Tesla and his latest announcement doesn’t disappoint. At a news conference at Tesla headquarters last week, Musk unveiled details about Tesla’s newest product: The Giga Press. We already knew that Tesla was working on an autopilot feature in its Autopilot 7.0 upgrade for Teslas but now we know more about how it will work and what it will do. According to Musk, The Giga Press incorporates everything we’ve learned from our self-driving car research team over the years; we have taken all that knowledge and boiled it down into one single machine to handle every aspect of your coffee brewing process.
The Giga Press has an autopilot feature for every step in its brewing process: it grinds, weighs, tamps, brews and even cleans itself. The only thing it can’t do is drink your coffee for you. We know some of you might be concerned about handing over control to a machine but don’t worry – This Giga Press uses technology similar to Tesla’s Autopilot feature so it is completely safe to use while also being more precise than ever before. It will never make mistakes and most importantly: Always get your morning cup(s) just right!
It’s like having your own personal barista who can brew you multiple cups of different brews at once. The Giga Press will actually grind beans to order, monitor your caffeine intake, let you know when it’s time for another cup and even recommends other drinks based on its knowledge database. In our tests, we found that after only a few weeks with The Giga Press at home my son had already increased his caffeine intake by almost 50%. As he tells me: It’s not just how many cups I drink but how much stronger they are.
The truck is so large that Tesla calls it Giga in reference to gigawatt-hours—which is what its batteries are designed to store. The Giga Truck isn’t designed for consumers, yet—its first use will be as an electrical backbone at Tesla’s production facilities. According to Tesla, it would take 100 regular semi-trucks to do what one Giga Truck can do in one hour. It also travels 300 miles on a single charge, gets 5 million miles per gallon, and can tow 300 tons worth of cargo without breaking a sweat. With 350 horsepower from each front wheel and 1,000 horsepower from each rear wheel (when operating at highway speeds), there are few vehicles on Earth that can keep up with Tesla’s new creation.
Tesla has done some impressive things with its cars, but it seems clear that it saved its best for last. Tesla’s Giga Truck is on another level, and we look forward to seeing what Tesla builds next. Of course, there are no plans to mass-produce or sell these trucks at present, as they’re more than most buyers could handle—even those who have deep pockets and an obsession with Tesla. That said, if you have any interest in owning one of these beasts, perhaps you should start saving up now.
Tesla announced it will make one hundred units of its Tesla Giga Truck, but it hasn’t said anything about the price. Of course, you could expect these trucks to be incredibly expensive and out of reach for most buyers—especially since you can buy a Model X for less than $100,000. Yet, if there is any consumer product that is worth paying exorbitant amounts for, it’s Tesla’s Giga Truck. This machine is amazing and already sits atop our list as one of our favourite machines ever made by humans. We look forward to what Tesla announces next.
Tesla said its newest electric truck is one-of-kind, but we’re happy to see it has kept its tradition of using obscenely long names. Though few may have heard it before—especially given that Tesla’s tracks haven’t been on sale to consumers yet—the Giga Truck fits right in with Tesla’s history of unique name choices. After all, when you’re making up crazy machines like Ludicrous Mode and Autopilot, what else would you expect from naming?