The Tesla Semi is not like traditional long-haulers out there. It’s all-electric, so it does not pollute the air during its operations; it’s quiet, unlike the massive, loud diesel engines of conventional semis; and it’s amazingly quick, going from 0-60 mph in 5 seconds flat without a trailer. Such acceleration was showcased recently as Tesla shared a short video of its upcoming truck on its official Twitter account.
The short video featured an updated version of the Semi–complete with a white paint scheme, new doors, and revamped windows–ripping through a section of the Fremont Factory’s test track in a rather picturesque day. The video is only a few seconds long, but it does showcase how quick the Semi really is, especially when it’s accelerating without a trailer.
Semi on the track pic.twitter.com/0QCTYGbLJv
— Tesla (@Tesla) March 14, 2021
Needless to say, the Semi accelerates almost like a sports car in the video, which is almost uncanny considering the fact that the all-electric truck is a Class 8 vehicle. Similar to other sightings of the Semi in the wild, the truck in the video also featured a rather audible whine from its four Model 3-derived electric motors. This whine makes the Semi louder than Tesla’s other cars, but it does give the Class 8 hauler an unashamedly futuristic sound.