I know what a simulator is. And it’s not representative of real world when it comes to the Tesla semi. To say it does amazing in the simulator is equivalent of saying a model s is indestructible like in the video game need for speed. Useless
I had been playing Euro Truck Simulator for a few weeks out of covid boredom. You quickly learn, even while its a simulation, that there is a direct relation to horsepower and weight. No issue to pull a 9 ton trailer with 410hp, but 410hp and 40 tonnes takes a while, and every hill is just getting tedious...
Now, then I got into modding and found the Tesla Semi mod. Well, let me tell you getting to 60mph in 25 seconds is lightning fast compared to the competition. Quoted range by Tesla is in line with what European trucks would do during a day, because they are limited in driving time and can only drive 9 to 10 hours a day. So there's plenty of time to charge at just even 50kW overnight.
Looking at the investment costs and the cost for energy, I would expect the Semi to be running 2x as cheap as on diesel, and therefore you'd be able to break even after about 200 days. With the power Tesla promises, these machines would also be very interesting for +60 tonnes special haulage.