Elon Musk will unveil Tesla's first semi-truck today -- here's how to watch

Tesla semitruckTeslaTesla’s first electric truck is expected to have a range of 300 miles per charge.
  • Tesla is unveiling its first, electric semi-truck. 
  • The truck is expected to have a striking design and some futuristic features. 
  • You can watch the event in real-time on the company’s website. 

Tesla is set to unveil its first all-electric big-rig at its Design Studio in Hawthorne, California and you can watch the big reveal as it happens. 

The company will livestream the big reveal in real-time on its website at 8pm PT (3pm AEST). You can find the livestream here. 

CEO Elon Musk hasn’t revealed many specific details about the big-rig truck, but he has promised that it will be mind-blowing. 

“Tesla Semi Truck unveil to be webcast live on Thursday at 8pm! This will blow your mind clear out of your skull and into an alternate dimension. Just need to find my portal gun …” Musk said via Twitter Sunday. 

It’s speculated that the truck will have a range of about 300 miles and will have an Autopilot-like feature that allows it to platoon with other Tesla trucks and operate autonomously while travelling on the highway. 

The trucks design is also expected to be striking. 

“If you’re going to make a product, make it beautiful. Even if it doesn’t affect sales, I want it to be beautiful,” Musk said about the truck in a recent interview with the Rolling Stones

Musk has also said that Tesla worked with major truck companies to design the all-electric big-rig.

“We have shown it to people who buy heavy-duty trucking, and they all love it. They just want to know how many can they buy and how soon,” Musk said during Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting, hosted in July at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.

“We are getting them closely involved in the design process,” he added.

Tesla is including the companies in the design process because it helps ensure their needs are met, Musk said. It’s speculated the company may even announce trucking partners at the unveiling. 

Tesla aims to begin full-scale production of the vehicle in two years, Musk has said. There’s been no word on how much it will cost, but Morgan Stanley analysts predict it could cost as much as $US100,000. 

Business Insider’s transportation team will be covering the event Thursday, so check back at 8 pm PT for updates and a first look at Tesla electric truck.

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