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Tesla Semi Helps Spur Zero-Emissions Trucking Industry

Discussion in 'Semi' started by Ty_McMahan, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. Ty_McMahan

    Ty_McMahan Member

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    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, PepsiCo, FedEx, UPS, and Walmart have all helped push reservations for the...
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  2. jgs

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    "the largest hydrogen network in the world that will ... include 16 stations"

    Better sell your TSLA now, they're done. Sixteen stations, baby.
     
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  3. wgood33

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    I think it is a bad sign that the Nikola company leadership is taking an adversarial approach to Tesla. There is room in this market for both of them and more. Keep the focus on the true goal, lowering carbon footprint, not your ego.

    I wish I could talk to Elon about the Semi. If I could I would tell him that he should build in a seat design that can be either traditional or with a push of a button, changed to a perch seat. So a perch seat would be where the floor of the Semi would lower 24" to 30" and the driver could stand with his tail "perched" on the edge of the seat. Standing while driving would solve the many trucker health issues related to hours of sitting. Even if it were just a portion of the drivers shift it would be trans-formative. Only Tesla would have the guts to make this work. Good day, Bill
     
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