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  1. Carspotter Daily

    AI fine-tuned models: Roadster, Cybertruck, Refresh 3, Semi

    Hi all, Wanted to share a few AI models based on some of the Tesla lineup. These are hosted on replicate, and should allow free runs when signed in with a github account. I can run some generations through upon request, it's super fun trying to get specific outputs (take a look at the...
  2. danny

    Tesla Semi's 1 megawatt charging coming to the Cybertruck. Now if we could only buy one... | TMC Podcast Clip

    The ultrafast 1 megawatt charging developed for the Semi is apparently coming to the Cybertruck as well. When will such a charger be available to the public, and when will the Cybertruck finally become available? This is a clip from Tesla Motors Club Podcast #29. The full podcast video is...
  3. M

    Tesla Semi Round Trip Efficiency is 95% on Mountain Passes (Napkin Physics)

    Here is more, and this is so insane that I am still looking for the flaw :-) https://kilowatt.page/tesla-semi-regen-roundtrip-efficiency-is-95-percent/ Based on the 500 mile energy graph, the Semi regen efficiency is insane. Roundtrip efficiency is ~95%, and one way is ~97%. Battery size is...
  4. M

    Tesla Semi on Steep Grades (Napkin Physics)

    With two kids successfully launched to STEM college, I am running out of high school physics problem. So I did this https://kilowatt.page/tesla-semi-vs-eisenhower-pass/ TL;DR: The Semi can keep steady speed down any interstate at any legal speed. It can also slow down the truck on that hill...
  5. M

    Smaller Semi Pickup Truck | i.e. Mercedes Unimog

    In Elon i Trust, Tesla will have a Smaller Semi Pickup Truck, ie. Mercedes Unimog. A Smaller Semi Pickup Truck along with CyberTruck for the Win
  6. danny

    Cybertruck to Get 1 MW Ultra-Fast Charging | TMC Podcast #29

    Topics- 0:00 Stream begins 0:22 Intro 1:20 About Larry 3:27 Semi Delivery Event Redux 30:48 Cybertruck Megawatt Charging 43:12 Model 3 Refresh (Project Highland) 1:00:39 Question/Comments from viewers _____________________________________________ Guest: Larry Lynch @LarryL of the...
  7. danny

    Tesla Semi Delivery Event Live Watch Party (Guest: Wes Wahlin) | TMC Podcast #28

    Live stream watch party for Tesla Semi Delivery Event. We were joined by special guest Wes Wahlin, a Former Tesla AP Program Manager. We watch the stream together and then share our thoughts. Timestamps- 0:00 Stream begins 0:22 Intro 7:11 Tesla's stream starts 38:30 We share our thoughts...
  8. TMC Staff

    Rumor: Tesla To Produce 2,500 Semis This Year (100/Week In December)

    Let’s take a look at the projected ramp-up path for the Semi, according to rumored input from Tesla’s supplier. A very interesting set of rumors about the upcoming Tesla Semi electric truck was posted by Teslas enthusiast and investor Sawyer Merritt today. According to the tweets (see at the...
  9. TSemi

    Rumor: New Tesla Semi test units being built at Gigafactory Nevada

    Rumor: New Tesla Semi test units being built at Gigafactory Nevada Recent rumors from the electric vehicle community have suggested that four new Tesla Semi units are being built at Gigafactory Nevada. The vehicles, which are reportedly equipped with 2170 “L” battery cells, would be utilized...
  10. TMC Staff

    Tesla Semi Prototype Once Again Demonstrates Its Acceleration

    It might surprise you how quick such a big vehicle can be. The silver prototype of the Tesla Semi was recently seen in Fremont, California and one of the Tesla enthusiasts recorded a short video of acceleration, after a left-hand turn. Once the driver hits the accelerator pedal, the Semi gains...
  11. TMC Staff

    Blog Musk Says Tesla Semi to Have Over 600 Miles of Range

    The upcoming Tesla Semi will have up to 621 miles of range, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said Tuesday in an interview. The boost in battery efficiency was made possible by leveraging Tesla’s new in-house battery tech. The Semi was originally advertised as having a range up to 500 miles...
  12. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Plans Original Cars for Berlin, Shanghai Factories

    Tesla plans to build two newly-designed vehicles to be produced at the company’s Berlin and Shanghai factories, Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Twitter. The comment comes after Musk told investors at the recent Battery Day that the company intends to build a new vehicle with a $25,000 price...
  13. TMC Staff

    Tesla Says Cybertruck Will Be Built at New Factory in Texas

    The Cybertruck will be built in Texas. Tesla announced the site of its next U.S. factory on Wednesday’s Q2 earnings call. Both Austin and Tulsa were finalists for factory that’s expected to bring 5,000 jobs to the state. Musk said the factory will be built on a 2,000 acre site on the...
  14. TMC Staff

    Tesla Semi's Latest Makeshift Megacharger Suggests Major Battery Upgrade

    Perhaps this is a forecast of the work of Tesla’s ‘Roadrunner Project’ and million-mile battery tech? Tesla unveiled its Semi back in 2017, and it has been spotted in the wild on numerous occasions. One of the main questions, when the Semi was seen crossing the country, was how was it going to...
  15. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Semi Loaded With Cars Spotted at Tesla Factory

    A Tesla Semi loaded with a fresh load of Model 3 sedans is a happy site. Twitter user @Emanuelreyes managed to capture that scene this week at Tesla’s factory in Fremont, Calif. The new cars are rolling out of the factory for delivery ahead of the close of the second quarter...
  16. TMC Staff

    Musk Rallies Tesla Team to Get Semi to ‘Volume Production’

    Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk told employees in a note that it’s time to go “all out” and move the Tesla Semi to “volume production.” “It’s time to go all out and bring the Tesla Semi to volume production,” Musk said in the note reported by Reuters. “It’s been in limited production so far...
  17. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla’s Next U.S. Factory Location Could Be Announced Next Month

    Tesla offered a few updates on plans to increase factory count during it’s Q1 earnings call. Chief Executive Elon Musk said an announcement on the location of Tesla’s next factory in the U.S. could come as soon as next month, but likely within three months. And there will be more factory...
  18. TMC Staff

    Tesla Delays Semi Deliveries Until 2021

    There will be no Tesla Semi this year. The automaker said Wednesday in its Q1 update that deliveries of its highly-anticipated all-electric semi will be pushed to 2021. When the vehicle was debuted in 2017, Tesla expected to deliver the Semi in 2019, then pushed to 2020, now to 2021. Tesla...
  19. TMC Staff

    U.S. Patent Office Rules In Favor Of Nikola In Lawsuit Against Tesla Semi

    The $2 billion lawsuit due to patent infringement will continue. On May 4, 2018, we told you Nikola Motor Company had decided to sue Tesla. It alleged that Tesla violated six patents with the design of the Semi, which cover the windscreen, door, and bodywork design of the Nikola One. The...
  20. Ty_McMahan

    Blog Tesla's Semi Program Getting Closer to Reality

    Among the exciting Tesla events slated for 2020 is the first deliveries of the Tesla Semi. The company has said it plans to put “limited volumes” of the all-electric semi into production in 2020. It’s going to be fun to see them hauling down the road. Many companies with giant fleets of...
  21. Tes*la*rosa

    Tesla Semi & Model S diecast collectors set

    Hope this is the correct subforum to post this in. If not, could the mods please move it, thanks! asking $25 local pick up SoCal
  22. TMC Staff

    Report: Tesla Semi Production to Begin in Second Half of 2020

    Tesla reportedly sent a notice to Semi reservation holders that the all-electric big-rig will go into production in the second half of 2020. The leaked email was shared to Twitter, the user saying it was distributed in a newsletter to reservation holders. The Semi was first...
  23. TMC Staff

    Tesla Cybertruck & Semi: Radical New Battery Design Anticipated

    Check out our fun speculation based on known quantities. Tesla has something up its sleeve and, as usual, it’s not telling anyone about it yet. We should get a better idea of what it is at the upcoming “Powertrain and Battery Day” that Tesla has planned for later this year. Tesla has given us...
  24. Ty_McMahan

    When Will Tesla Deliver Details on Semi Production?

    Elon Musk shared an image of Tesla’s future this week – an all-electric Semi delivering a trailer full of electric cars. But, he didn’t share any additional details on when that future will arrive. The Tesla Semi was first introduced in November 2017 with production slated to begin this year...
  25. TMC Staff

    For Electric Trucks, 500-Mile Range Seems To Be The Sweet Spot

    We like big trucks and we cannot lie. Dimensions…hmm. Probably quite a bit more than Sir Mix-A-Lot says. Ain’t no 24 here. Unless we’re talking feet of cargo-hauling capability. Those small, consumer-grade electric pickup trucks need not apply to this discussion. We’ve got nothing...
  26. TMC Staff

    Red-Wrapped Tesla Semi Spotted

    Test versions of the Tesla Semi have popped up on roads around the country in the past year, but always in the matte black and silver body colors shown at the vehicle’s debut. But, recently a red version of the truck has been spotted in California. Aiyman Hadi posted a video of the rig to...
  27. Sprandt23

    Tesla Semi in print advertisement

    For some reason we get this Logistics magazine at my office, and when I flipped the current one open....
  28. TMC Staff

    Insider Says Tesla Semi Is Good For Whole Trucking Industry

    Autonomous semi trucks could revolutionize trucking. Tesla is expected to begin deliveries in 2020 for the Tesla Semi and many in the trucking industry are getting excited about the possibilities. One of those eagerly anticipating the product launch is Sean Chenault of Quality Carrier in...
  29. Ty_McMahan

    Tesla Semi Helps Spur Zero-Emissions Trucking Industry

    It seems we’re just a few years away from silencing the chug-a-lug of diesel motors pumping smoke through semi truck exhaust stacks. Tesla has certainly attracted headlines with its all-electric truck dubbed Tesla Semi. What’s more, it has attracted orders. Companies like Anheuser-Busch...
  30. TMC Staff

    Tesla Semi First Deliveries Set For 2020, Or Maybe Late 2019

    Tesla Semi to be launched in late 2019, but more likely expected in 2020. NFI Industries (a third-party logistics provider) is closely watching manufacturers of electric trucks as the Tesla Semi unveiling sparked a lot of interest from shippers – “Tesla effect”. NFI Industries vice...
  31. B

    Wal-Mart // Tesla Semi

    Thought this was interesting news today -- Wal-Mart Canada ordering 30 Tesla semis today, to be operated out of Mississauga and Surrey. So anyone living in those areas will be seeing these trucks. Tesla Semi receives order of 30 more electric trucks from Walmart We deal with WM in...
  32. TMC Staff

    New Video Offers Look Inside Tesla Semi Cab

    A new video posted to YouTube offers a close-up look inside the cab of the Tesla Semi. The interior seems quite roomy with its center-mounted driver seat and a passenger jumpseat in the corner. The video gives you a good feel of the design elements shared between the upcoming Semi and the...
  33. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Shareholder Meeting: Musk Remains Chairman, Promises a $35K Model 3 By End of Year

    Tesla shareholders voted Tuesday to keep Elon Musk in the position of chairman following a proposal to boot him from the board of directors. “I’ve had the most excruciating, hellish months I’ve ever had. And a lot of other people at Tesla,” Musk told shareholders attending their annual...
  34. TMC Staff

    Tesla Q1 Earnings Call: Flufferbot, Model Y, and the ‘Best-Selling’ Model 3

    Elon Musk said the company’s Q1 letter to shareholders covered just about all he had to say about the company’s progress and instead wanted to devote the bulk of Tuesday’s earning’s call to questions. At one point he teased those on the call that their questions were too dry, but ultimately...
  35. DiamondHands

    Tesla Semi rival Nikola sues for $2 billion over alleged patent infringement

    Link: Tesla Semi rival Nikola sues for $2 billion over alleged patent infringement Although I noticed a certain resemblance between the two semis from the get-go, I thought to myself that there are only so many shapes a semi can take that yield minimum drag (and perhaps maximum sexiness?). I...
  36. robertvg

    Converting a Mack Anthem truck to a Tesla Semi

    (yes I knew this title would draw some attention :)) Ok heren, ik heb jullie hulp nodig ! Ik heb deze Mack Anthem truck besteld. Slechts 2595 stukjes, easy ! Komt morgen binnen. Het idee is uiteraard om deze stinkende diesel om te bouwen naar een Tesla Semi. En dat gaat vast beter als we dat...
  37. A

    This Week Tesla & Companies

    "Tesla is a drama magnet." Ain't it the truth. So why does Elon do it? Some on easy street might wonder. Why does Musk, Chief Executive, of two competitive companies divvy up his time between SpaceX and Tesla. They're like siblings. The elder for this article's purpose being SpaceX. The favored...
  38. TMC Staff

    Tesla Receives Order for 50 Trucks from Leasing Company

    An order of 50 Tesla Semis has been placed by TCI Transportation, a large truck leasing company. TCI provides specialized equipment, drivers, management and the “latest cost-effective technology on the market today.” Headquartered in Phoenix, TCI’s vehicle fleet totals more than 2,000 trucks...
  39. TMC Staff

    Tesla Semi Prototypes Racking Up Road Miles

    With sightings across the country, it seems the Tesla Semi prototypes are getting some road testing ahead of production. A truck was was spotted in February traveling on California’s I-80 near Sacramento. And reports on social media in the past month have placed the Semi at the Anheuser-Busch...
  40. Nikxice

    FedEx Reserves 20 Semi trucks

    This morning FedEx announced that they've reserved 20 Tesla Semi trucks. "Our investment in these trucks is part of our commitment to improving road safety while also reducing our environmental impact," said FedEx Freight Chief Executive Mike Ducker. It's a smaller initial order than UPS, but a...
  41. TMC Staff

    Blog Waymo Announces Self-Driving Trucks Will Be Put to Work in Georgia

    Alphabet’s Waymo announced today that it’s launching a pilot program in Atlanta where its self-driving trucks will carry cargo bound for Google’s data centers. The trucks have been testing on roads in California and Arizona over the past year, but the program in Georgia will include actual...
  42. domenick

    Semi takes its first business trip

    Elon Musk just sent out a shot on Instagram of a pair of Tesla Semis ready to hit the road, from the Gigafactory to the Fremont factory. It's happening! Tesla Semi by domenick posted Mar 7, 2018 at 3:26 PM
  43. TMC Staff

    Tesla Semi Spotted on Highway Near Sacramento

    A Tesla Semi was spotted traveling on California’s I-80 near Sacramento this week. The sighting was one of several reported recently as Tesla is seemingly trying to put some road miles on the trucks. YouTube user Vlad Fed posted a video of the encounter. “Was going like 72 and he passed me...
  44. TMC Staff

    Musk Says Semi Will Best Specs Announced at Launch

    The specs Tesla announced for its upcoming Semi outpaced the industry standard to such a degree that it raised eyebrows. Daimler AG’s head of trucks has even gone so far as to question the legitimacy of Tesla’s claims. “If Tesla really delivers on this promise, we’ll obviously buy two trucks...
  45. Brando

    US Dept. of Transportation - Freight Data and Statistics

    Understanding the SEMI market Many of these are just one paragraph (I decided NOT to just cut and paste - always think it is better that people see original documents/data) So this just a small intro to Truck Freight and you can explore the rest of the site on your own. Shipment Size | Bureau...
  46. Gwgan

    Can the Semi Color the trucking grey economy?

    When is a new truck not a new truck? When it is not regulated or taxed like a new truck. How $225,000 Can Help Secure a Pollution Loophole at Trump’s E.P.A.
  47. A

    This Week Tesla & Companies

    Tesla reports Q4 2017 earnings and forecasts growth for 2018. This after managing a rough and tumble manufacturing year with Model 3. Tesla has worked out those S curve maneuvers alongside an eruption of lawsuits. Speculatively, a result of Q3 numbers not being what some investors anticipated...
  48. TMC Staff

    Tesla Working With Semi Customers to Build On-Site Megachargers

    Tesla is working with companies that have placed the largest orders for Tesla Semis to develop and install charging stations at their facilities, according to Reuters. According to the report, Anheuser-Busch, PepsiCo and United Parcel Service are among the companies working with Tesla on the...
  49. TMC Staff

    Ruan Transportation Orders Five Tesla Semis, Partners to Test Prototypes

    Ruan Transportation Management Systems has reserved five Tesla Semis, according to a release from the Iowa-based company. “These new trucks stand to revolutionize interstate transport and change the way we do business,” said James Cade, Vice President of Fleet Services. “Ruan has always been...
  50. TMC Staff

    Tesla Semi Spotted on Public Road

    A Tesla Semi was spotted driving down a local street in Sunnyvale, Calif., a rare look at the truck in public. Brandon Camargo posted a short video to YouTube this week that shows a matte black test mule as it moved quickly down the street.[vc_video...