Tesla Semi changes to specs

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You can read about them here https://driveteslacanada.ca/semi/tesla-shuts-down-orders-semi-updates-website/, but one of the main one that stands out is that it is now 3 independent motors instead of the originally-planned 4 (I guess they are saving the extra motor for the quad-motor Cybertruck :p).

Some other specs:
300 or 500 mile range while fully loaded
0-60 time of 20 seconds fully loaded
ability to maintain highway speeds up a 5% grade
energy consumption of less than 2kWh per mile
fast charging to 70% in 30 minutes
fuel savings (estimated) of $200k over 3 years

The author of the article did some calculations to estimate the battery size and maximum charging capability of the Megachargers. The 500 mile range Semi could have a 1 MWh battery and the Megachargers could output 1.5 MW.

 

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You can read about them here https://driveteslacanada.ca/semi/tesla-shuts-down-orders-semi-updates-website/, but one of the main one that stands out is that it is now 3 independent motors instead of the originally-planned 4 (I guess they are saving the extra motor for the quad-motor Cybertruck :p).

Some other specs:
300 or 500 mile range while fully loaded
0-60 time of 20 seconds fully loaded
ability to maintain highway speeds up a 5% grade
energy consumption of less than 2kWh per mile
fast charging to 70% in 30 minutes
fuel savings (estimated) of $200k over 3 years

The author of the article did some calculations to estimate the battery size and maximum charging capability of the Megachargers. The 500 mile range Semi could have a 1 MWh battery and the Megachargers could output 1.5 MW.
Very awesome that the range specs are fully loaded.

Also, not sure it's a great idea for a semi fully loaded to be able to go from 0-60 any faster than that! I'm sure it's great for them to be able to get up to speed a little faster entering the highway then currently, but moving that mass in short time also becomes much harder to stop in short time. I'm sure it's a balance of safety on both ends of that problem... Just fast enough to make it safer for them to merge into traffic, not too fast that they can get into serious trouble if they need to stop short.
 

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...not sure it's a great idea for a semi fully loaded to be able to go from 0-60 any faster than that! I'm sure it's great for them to be able to get up to speed a little faster entering the highway then currently, but moving that mass in short time also becomes much harder to stop in short time.
Braking distance is relative to speed, not acceleration. Poor acceleration makes for a hazardous merge, as I'm sure you've witnessed. It's also unsafe to travel significantly below the posted speed limit, as trucks often do on long climbs.

Torque and acceleration are safety features, although no one wants to see a semi get to 60 in 2.9 seconds lool

(we should start a YouTube channel featuring a Tesla Semi with a fake super-light trailer, challenging unsuspecting cars at traffic lights)
 

 
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