Watch Tesla Semi prototype demo at the Yandell Logistics facility in California (drone footage, pics)
Tesla Semi Truck’s red prototype is most recently seen at a large warehousing and logistics client from California named ‘Yandell’, the Tesla Semi truck visited the client’s huge facility at 360 Industrial Court in Benicia.
Arash Malek who happens to be a super cool photo and videographer and a Tesla enthusiast at the same time took his Model 3 to the scene and captured some great drone footage for our viewing pleasure plus some awesome photos you can enjoy below.
Yandell Logistics is operating in the field since 1945 and reportedly they hold the reservation for ten 300 mile range Tesla Semi Trucks. Since Tesla is aiming to start production late next year, more and more of these demonstrations should be witnessed in the near future.
These range numbers from Tesla are very conservative as it has normally been the practice by the company, because in a latest testing report the Tesla Semi is exceeding it’s range expectation.
Tesla is taking reservations of the all electric Semi tucks for a $20,000 down payment and has listed the 300 mile range version at $150,000 base price and the 500 mile range variant at $180,000 with incredible performance stats only offered by Tesla in this segment at this point of time — just think of a Drag Coefficient of .36 Cd for a semi truck, simply amazing!
Both corporate giants and small companies are taking interest in the Tesla Semi lately, in order to bring their logistics ecosystem close to zero-emissions, this is how the business sectore can fulfill their social responsibility and jump to the next-gen technology at the same time.
Tesla’s current portfolio of Tesla Semi customers ranges from PepsiCo, UPS, Walmart, Anheuser-Busch (Budweiser) and more with a reservations tally of around 650 trucks but according to Elon Musk’s statement at the Q1, 2018 earnings call, the company had about 2,000 pre-orders for the Tesla Semi.
That is one killer aerial shot of the Tesla Semi Truck above, taken at the perfect height and perfect moment, thanks to the photography skills of Arash, the following photo gallery also shows the beauty of the Tesla Semi’s next level design created by Tesla Chief Designer Franz Von Holzhausen and his team.
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