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Tesla Roadster upgrade could make the car fly, for real

New Tesla Roadster will reach 100kmph by the time you finish reading this headline JPMORGAN: It's time for Tesla to live up to its Model 3 promises (TSLA)
Charles Cochet | 24 Novembre, 2017, 01:04

I thought Musk was kidding.

To the extent that Tesla chooses to use 1MWh of batteries to build a Tesla semi it will have to forego building 10 Model S-100s or 13 Model 3-75s. Tesla seems willing to launch its truck without the prospect of a subsidy, which means it must live or die based on the economics of the potential owner considered in isolation. In one of the tables, the handbook says that a tractor and van trailer with a combined weight of 80,000 pounds and a 0.60 CD requires 204 horsepower to maintain a speed of 60 mph on a flat smooth surface with no wind.

"As one of Canada's largest energy users, given the size and scope of our retail network and supply chain, we know we have a critical role to play in helping Canada reach its carbon reduction targets", said Rob Wiebe, Executive Vice President, Supply Chain, Loblaw Companies Limited. "And we have been delivering happiness", Ülker said on his Instagram account, referring to an ad motto of the company under Yıldız. Tesla believes in that statement enough to offer a one million warranty against possible breakdowns.

Furthermore, Musk said that the Tesla Semi Truck will offer at least 800 km before it needs to be charged (that is carrying a full load).

Of course, that's no sure thing. Finally, electric powertrains are still more expensive to make than internal combustion engines, Brinkman said. "It'll be faster than that jet there", Musk claimed as an aeroplane flew overhead. Then again, if someone in a high-tech suit starts saving the day from random baddies, it will be hard not to think that it is Mr. Musk.

New Tesla Roadster will reach 100kmph by the time you finish reading this headline
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Murat Ülker, the chairman of Turkey's Yıldız Holding, has challenged Elon Musk, the chairman of Tesla Inc, over electric engine trucks, saying that food giant Ülker has already been using such technology to deliver goods. On the inside, the truck features two huge 15-inch touchscreen panels, a steering wheel, and... that is just about it. There are also cup holders and huge 'thermonuclear proof' windows. That compares to a trucking industry average of 19 cents for mile for diesel trucks, the financial data company reports.

When this will appear is another matter.

The new Roadster is set to launch in 2019 at an introductory $200k (USD).

Tesla has produced what looks like a wonderful machine for the environment and much safer for soon-to-be-redundant truck drivers. The trend toward ever-greater automation, however, may render these capabilities redundant if the driver is removed from the vehicle entirely and replaced by a robot or a remote operator. A study published by Carnegie Mellon University found that people with supportive spouses are "more likely to give themselves the chance to succeed". The company's goal is to switch over its entire corporate fleet to EVs by 2030. Truck leasing and fleet management company Ryder Systems has announced it will also be purchasing Tesla Semis.