Tesla unveils new truck, super car

The new Tesla truck and its sleek and futuristic design photo: Google images
The new Tesla truck and its sleek and futuristic design Photo: Google Images
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First the model three, now this.

Tesla has announced its new line-up of cars, and they’re a drastic improvement over their earlier models in performance, range and functionality.

The unveiling was held in Hawthorne, California, where the Tesla Semi Truck was revealed – showing a vast improvement compared to the regular diesel trucks.

The Tesla Semi Truck has a range of 500 miles (804 km) which is an achievement in itself. However, this is the truck lugging a 36-tonne trailer behind it.

This truck not only has a fantastic range, but it also has four motors and self-driving functions. The truck can do 0-100 km/h in 4.1 seconds as opposed to a regular truck which takes 15 seconds.

The guaranteed range for one truck is said to be “over one million miles” in one lifetime, Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, claims.

The Tesla Semi Truck is set to be available to the public in 2019.

But it doesn’t stop there. Another car was also unveiled: The Tesla Roadster

The Tesla Roadster is the fastest production car ever to be unveiled. Faster than the Bugatti Chiron, you would expect it to cost as much as one. But it only costs $250,000 USD. (The Chiron costs $2.5 million USD).

The Roadster can do 0-100 km/h in under two seconds and to put that into a comparison that’s the same speed as a Formula One car.

The Tesla Roadster two can also travel over 1000 km on one charge which is the most any car can do in one charge/refuel. This is at highway speed.

All breaking done in not only the Tesla Roadster two but also the truck is turned into kinetic energy to re-energise the battery life. Because of this, the breaks will essentially last forever.

The Roadster two at stock can do a 1/4 mile in under nine seconds which is an accomplishment in itself outclassing any base car in production to date.

The Tesla Roadster two is set to be available to the public in 2020, but Tesla is accepting pre-orders.

Could this be the future of cars?

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Stephen Torr

Stephen Torr

I am currently studying at Whitireia to become a Radio Journalist. I love tech and love writing so why not combine the two. I came from South Africa and moved to New Zealand at the age of 7 in 2006.
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