Nevada Governor Announces Tesla Will Make $3.5b Tesla Semi Truck Factory $TSLA

Tesla’s first major Semi Truck factory will be in Nevada and not Texas. Tesla’s reported plans for a $3.5 billion facility in Northern Nevada, which would be used for the production of the company’s Class 8 all-electric truck, the Tesla Semi. Tesla has over 2000 orders for the Semi and is targeting 50,000 per year …

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Technological and Cost Advantages of the Tesla Semi

Jordan Giesige of the Limiting Factor describes the technological advantages of the Tesla Semi. They have 35% more efficiency in the engines and 20% in the power train over other electric Semis. The Tesla Semi is about 17% more cost-efficient than diesel semis. This is because of nearly 80% lower fuel costs with efficient electricity. …

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Electric Truck Report Predicted 400 Mile Range in 2030 Not Tesla 500 Mile Semi in 2023

There was a 2021 analysis of electric trucks in China, but the introduction of mega charging and the Tesla Semi has completely outdated the assumptions. The report by The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) looked at the Total Cost of Ownership for Heavy Trucks in China: Battery-electric, fuel-cell electric and diesel trucks. It was …

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Correction on Converting the USA and the World to Electric Semi Trucks

I made mistakes calculating how much electricity would be needed for 4 million total USA semi trucks and 40 million large trucks globally. There are also another 40 million light and medium trucks for commercial usage in the USA and another 120 million consumer pickup trucks and SUVs. Regular people use trucks far less than …

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Massive Electric Semi Truck Subsidies

There are huge subsidies for electric semi trucks and several major places like California are requiring 30% of all new tractor-trailer sales by 2030 be electric trucks. I have a detailed shopping guide comparing the price and main capabilities of all class 8 electric trucks on the market in the USA. I also cover some …

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