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Scott Perry, an executive at Miami-based fleet operator Ryder System Inc., spilled some details on the upcoming Tesla semi during an interview with Reuters. Perry said the truck is expected to have a range of 200-300 miles, which would most likely suit regional hauling efforts.
Perry said he received the details in a meeting earlier this year at Tesla’s manufacturing facility in Fremont, California.
More from Reuters:
Perry said Tesla’s efforts are centered on an electric big-rig known as a “day cab” with no sleeper berth, capable of traveling about 200 to 300 miles with a typical payload before recharging.
“I’m not going to count them out for having a strategy for longer distances or ranges, but right out of the gate I think that’s where they’ll start,” said Perry, who is the chief technology officer and chief procurement officer for Ryder.
Tesla plans to unveil the semi next month.