Tesla testing the Semi Truck's range with max weight.

Tesla Semi Truck spotted carrying massive concrete blocks performing weight/range tests

One of the two Tesla Semi Truck prototypes which was lately colored in red from black has been spotted doing test runs carrying massive blocks of concrete, roaming the Californian 405 Freeway.

Tesla is now extensively testing the Semi Trucks as they recently invited Motor Trend to test the Model S and Tesla Semi prototype ranges, preparing for a 2020 production start, these tests are crucial for the Semi Truck program.

The latest video featured below is shot by a Tesla owner and enthusiast who randomly found the red Tesla Semi carrying heavy blocks on its trailer which might be the max weight that this variant can carry. Tesla is offering two variants with 300 miles and 500 miles of range.

According to Tesla’s initial specifications, its electric semi trucks will be able to run from 0-60 mph with 80k lbs of load in just 20 secs, we have seen the Tesla Semi’s impressive acceleration in the past so it should live up to the hype.

Let’s watch how the Tesla truck is performing with the dead weight at it’s back!

Video: Tesla Semi on the highway carrying heavy concrete blocks

As we see in the video above the Tesla Semi Truck prototype is pulling the load effortlessly and the beauty of electric vehicles is that while they are exerting a lot of power, they make the least noise, widespread adoption of electric semi trucks would reduce not only environmental pollution but noise pollution as well.

Tesla Semi Truck prototypes also visited the Gigafactory 1 in Nevada a few weeks ago where it was shown to the employees at the facility, the same red one was carrying the same concrete blocks on its back (see tweet below), while the silver Tesla Semi prototype has recently been showcased as a car carrier by Tesla in multiple videos.

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Tesla Semi Truck has caught the attention of small to corporate giants alike, the organizations that feel the responsibility towards the environment, till now Walmart, PepsiCo, UPS, FedEx, Beeah (Dubai), and Anheuser-Busch (Budweiser) among others have pre-ordered hundreds of Tesla Semis.

Tesla Inc. is currently leading from the front when it comes to electrifying long and short-haul Semi Trucks and the Tesla Semi prototypes are the only fully electric trucks performing real-world tests, hope other companies can follow in the footsteps and push the EV mission forward.

Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Tesla Semi Truck carrying concrete blocks for long haul range testing, aerial view. Photo by Motor Trend.
Tesla Semi Truck carrying concrete blocks for long haul range testing, aerial view. Photo by Motor Trend.
Iqtidar Ali
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  • garry heidt
    Posted at 11:40h, 01 June Reply

    Why don’t they haul real load 50 to 60 thousand pounds of cement walls or over size

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