Tesla says it will unveil an electric truck this year

Updated Apr 23, 2017
Shaping Future Transportation – Campus Connectivity

Electric car manufacturer Tesla is seemingly entering the trucking game later this year, according to an announcement by company co-founder Elon Musk on Twitter last week. Musk calls the truck “seriously next level.”

Musk originally announced the “Tesla Semi” in a blog post last summer, saying the truck “will deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo transport, while increasing safety and making it really fun to operate.”

Tesla isn’t the only company scrambling to produce an electric drive truck, however. Late last year, Nikola unveiled a working prototype of Nikola One, the company’s fully electric, zero-emissions Class 8 truck.