Tesla Semi Sleeper Door Open

Tesla Semi Truck spotted at night Supercharging, Highway Cruising and ‘Sleeper Door’

Nov 07, 2018 | by Iqtidar Ali

In latest Tesla Semi video spotting (video below), the Tesla Semi Truck prototype is seen Supercharging at the Madonna Inn Supercharger in San Luis Obispo getting ready for its next phase of the journey.

A Tesla enthusiast Steven M Conroy was present at the Supercharger and was continuously capturing the footage of the futuristic electric truck from Tesla — here we can experience the interesting sound of the quad-motor electric hauler again after a while.

Tesla’s semi trailer surely is a powerful machine as we see it pulling the loaded container very easily from the Supercharging location and easily cruising the highway on speeds above 55 mph.

At one time Steven was not even able to catch the Tesla Semi driving at 58 mph in his car — another interesting thing we saw at the Supercharger when the driver came down from his cabin and opened the rear-door and we saw this opened for the first time, this space might be used as a ‘sleeper cabin’ in the future as predicted before.

Tesla Semi Truck rear door for storage and sleeper cabin, door in action video below
Tesla Semi Truck rear door for storage and sleeper cabin, door in action video below. Click/Tap image for high-res version.

The Tesla Semi prototype truck is a 300 mile range test mule which is seen multiple times now moving goods between the Gigafactory 1 in Nevada and the Tesla’s Fremont car factory.

Recently Nikola Motors sued Tesla over alleged design theft of their Nikola One hydrogen powered truck but Tesla was able to get a design patent approval from the US Patent Examiner for the Tesla Semi Truck (full details here).

Also interesting is that we see the Tesla Semi Truck cruising on the highway at night for the first time, that makes this video fun to watch, the smooth acceleration of the Tesla Semi’s electric drivetrain is winning the hearts of big customers like UPS, Pepsi, FedEx, Bee’ah, Budweiser and more.

Skip the video to 1:25 to view the rear door opening scene — we were unable to see this feature earlier in a video where we saw the whole Tesla Semi Cabin interior filmed for the first time but now here it is.

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Iqtidar Ali
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Iqtidar Ali is a long time web developer and now writing for his childhood passion 'cars' further boosted by the advent of electric vehicles especially Tesla.

  • G dawg
    Posted at 13:58h, 07 November Reply


  • cliff
    Posted at 14:51h, 07 November Reply

    it’s not a sleeper, he was just plugging the cables into the trailer

  • grammarnazi
    Posted at 16:52h, 07 November Reply

    > for it’s next phase of the journey.

    ITS not “it is” / “it has”!

    • Iqtidar Ali
      Posted at 17:57h, 07 November Reply

      Fixed! thx

  • siteracann
    Posted at 17:48h, 07 November Reply

    It’s not a door, it’s just a aerodynamic flap. He is making the air brakes connection.

    • Iqtidar Ali
      Posted at 17:58h, 07 November Reply

      Cool, will fix the article once the traffic load is normal, thanks.

  • siteracann
    Posted at 17:49h, 07 November Reply

    It’s not a door, it’s just an aerodynamic flap. He is making the air brakes connection.

  • Mozbius
    Posted at 13:23h, 28 May Reply

    Just a flap to access the connectors as seen on youtube at https://youtu.be/IP3La6gg9NQ?t=271

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