Tesla Semi rolls through California scales

The future has arrived…….The new Tesla truck tractor was inspected today at the facility.

Posted by CHP – Donner Pass on Friday, August 10, 2018

California’s Highway Patrol on Friday posted a few pictures of a Tesla Semi, the all-electric Class 8 tractor from electric car pioneer Tesla, under inspection at the state’s Donner Pass Inspection Center in Truckee, California.

Sparse with details, CHP says the Tesla was “very easy to inspect and very clean.” Responding to a commenter asking whether the truck passed, CHP simply noted, “Yes.”

According to Overdrive sister site Hard Working Trucks, the Tesla under inspection in CHP’s photos is likely the rig that was en route from Tesla’s Fremont, Calif., headquarters to the company’s Gigabit battery plant in Sparks, Nevada. Truckee is just 36 miles west of Sparks on I-80.

Tesla unveiled the rig in a highly publicized event in November 2017, saying the truck will have a range of 600 miles per charge. The company has received thousands of pre-orders for the rig, including orders from major carriers like UPS, Fed-Ex, Walmart and Anheuser-Busch.

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