Tesla revolutionary electric semi-truck half the price experts expected with utter domination by 2025

Tesla announces surprising low prices for the planned Semi Truck.

Telsa claims it will have the lowest cost of ownership at half the cost when they are several are used to together to drive in a energy saving drafting convoy.

Safest Truck EverEnhanced Autopilot helps avoid collisions, a centered driver position provides maximum visibility and control, and a low center of gravity offers rollover protection.

An ACS energy journal article expected a 600 mile range electric semi truck would cost $400,000. Tesla will sell them for $200,000 and as low as $150,000 for shorter 300 mile range trucks.

Currently diesel semi trucks cost $120,000.

Tesla is rapidly bringing battery costs down to $100 per KWh. This will likely occur by 2020.
Battery costs will continue to fall at about 7-12% per year.

If Tesla can make the batteries last and keep the other maintenance issues under control, then the electric semi truck will get to the $120,000 diesel truck price in about 2025. They will then have better than half the operating costs as the initial costs drop.

Acceleration 0-60 mph with 80k lbs    20 sec
Speed up a 5% Grade                   65 mph
Mile Range                            300 or 500 miles
Powertrain                            4 Independent Motors on Rear Axles
Energy Consumption                    Less than 2 kWh / mile
Fuel Savings                          $200,000+
Expected Base Price (300 mile range)  $150,000
Expected Base Price (500 mile range)  $180,000
Base Reservation                       $20,000
Expected Founders Series Price        $200,000
Founders Series Reservation           $200,000

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