Tesla Semi and Cybertruck Spotted with Lidar Testing Hardware

A Tesla Semi with new lidar equipment attached to the front was recently photographed in the wild by The Kilowatts (@klwtts). The prototype electric vehicle (EV) had hardware from Xenomatix, a company that develops solid-state-lidar technology, mounted under the windshield. — The Kilowatts 🚗⚡️ (@klwtts) February 16, 2023 When The Kilowatts shared images of […]

FritoLay’s Tesla Semi Gets Hands-On Treatment by Motortrend [PICS]

The Motortrend crew recently visited Frito-Lay’s upgraded, zero-emission distribution center in Modesto, California to talk with Tesla Semi drivers and see the truck in person. The publication was able to gather a few extra specs on the Tesla Semi, noting that the huge vehicle sported a Model S Plaid tri-motor powertrain but turned around the […]

Tesla to Unveil $3.5 Billion Semi Truck Factory in Nevada, Says Governor

During Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo’s 2023 State of the State speech on Monday evening, the leader revealed Tesla is set to announce a new factory in northern Nevada on Tuesday. Speaking about restoring Nevada’s reputation as pro-business and pro-development, Lombardo said the state is “ready to partner” to bring back economic growth. That’s when he […]

Tesla Semi Parts Catalog Reveals Modular Battery Pack and More

We just got our first look at the Tesla Semi’s internal components, thanks to diagrams spotted by Tesla owner and software data miner “green” (@greentheonly) in the company’s online Parts Catalog. Tesla hasn’t published a parts catalog for the Semi yet, but green was able to dig through the company’s website and find it. Going […]

PepsiCo Exec Details Tesla Semi Experience

PepsiCo Vice President Mike O’Connell detailed the food and beverage giant’s experience with the Tesla Semi in a recent interview, noting that the company plans to add another 100 of the all-electric trucks to its logistics fleet in 2023 (via Reuters). Tesla’s Semi is an all-electric Class 8 semi-truck that the electric vehicle (EV) maker […]

Watch Tesla’s Semi Truck Get Tested in Harsh Conditions [VIDEO]

The Tesla Semi debuted earlier this month with a delivery event for PepsiCo, and the automaker has since shared some footage of the electric semi truck’s rigorous testing, as a way to help encourage engineers to apply. Tesla engineers tested the Semi in a range of harsh conditions, as seen in a video posted on […]

Frito-Lay Tesla Semi Joins Christmas Parade in California

Image via u/TheRsell Tesla delivered its first Semi trucks this week to customer PepsiCo, with the launch event at Gigafactory Nevada showcasing some decked-out trucks with Pepsi and Frito-Lay graphics. PepsiCo executives joined Elon Musk on stage at the delivery event, with the Tesla CEO saying the first delivery included Frito-Lay snacks sent to the […]

How to Watch: Tesla Semi Delivery Event Live [VIDEO]

Tesla’s Semi Delivery Event is set to start streaming at 5pm PT/8PM ET tonight, Thursday December 1, 2022. The event will finally see the first Tesla Semi truck delivered, to customer PepsiCo. You’ll be able to watch the Tesla Semi event livestream tonight on YouTube below: Tesla also announced on Thursday that its Semi Delivery […]

Tesla Completes First 500-Mile Semi Test Drive with Full Load

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Saturday that the company has successfully completed its first 500-mile test drive of a Semi truck with a full load. With its haul, Musk noted that the vehicle weighed in at a whopping 81,000 lbs (or 40.5 tons). Tesla team just completed a 500 mile drive with a Tesla […]