Elon Musk says Tesla will unveil its new big-rig truck in October

Tesla’s electric semi-truck is rolling out in Hawthorne, California, on October 26, CEO Elon Musk announced Wednesday.

“Worth seeing this beast in person. It’s unreal,” Musk tweeted.

Tesla first teased images of the truck, seen here, in June. It is rumoured to have a working range of 200 to 300 miles, Reuters reported last month, which could be a sign that Tesla was specifically targeting the regional trucking market.

Traditional diesel big-rigs can typically travel up to 1,000 miles on a single tank.

A 200 to 300-mile electric range would be consistent with current battery technology, according to Reuters’ August 24 report, though it remains to be seen what the Tesla truck’s real-world range will be, and how much cargo it can carry.

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