24 Jun First ever look at the prototype Tesla Semi Truck interior
Jun 24, 2018 | by Iqtidar Ali
Tesla Semi Truck is as highly anticipated as was the Model 3 in it’s own right — several companies large and small even individuals have pre-ordered the electric long hauler after it’s initial unveiling in November last year.
According to Elon Musk and JB Straubel, Tesla has more than 2,000 Semi Trucks pre-ordered by customers around the world. According to publicly available information there are 603 Tesla Semi Trucks that have been reserved, you can view each orders detail on our online tracking page.
The last time we saw the Tesla Semi at the 2018 Tesla Shareholder Meeting held at the Computer History Museum in California — before this the electric semi truck had been spotted several times since it’s first trip from the Tesla Gigafactory to the Fremont factory delivering Model 3 battery packs.
But until now we were not able to take a great look inside the Tesla Semi truck’s interior with a public camera, all interior pics and videos provided of the interior were by Tesla and some of them are just renders.
A week ago Andrew Black got a chance to get briefly look inside the Tesla Semi truck and give us a great short tour of the simple and futuristic interior of the electric long hauler.
Looking at the Tesla Semi interior in the video below shows there is another seat behind the main driver’s seat on the right hand side. Interior of the Tesla Semi follows the design philosophy applied to Model 3 — clean, minimalist and contemporary.
The dashboard is also flat and low providing great visibility of the road, it must feel like driving a Model 3 with dual screens on each side.
Not to forget that this is a prototype version of the Tesla Semi, the production version will have some differences for sure — like we saw the Model 3 early prototypes had a not-so-good-looking steering wheel but the production versions have a better looking steering wheel.
The closeup shots of the exterior of the truck also provide great detail in this short video clip, the ample size of the cabin doors provide an easy entry and exit for the driver and assistant.
In the most recent Tesla earnings call, Elon Musk said the production Tesla Semi truck will be able go up to 600 miles on a single charge — currently the prototype trucks deliver battery packs from Gigafactory in Nevada to Fremont car factory in California which is around 270 miles (~435 kms), Tesla Semis have been spotted supercharging on this route multiple times in previous months.
Featured Photo Credits: Andrew Black/YouTube