Tesla to Unveil Electric Truck as Global Competitors Catch Up
Keep on truckin’. Elon Musk is slated to unveil Tesla’s plans for an electric semi truck today — quite a departure from the company’s sleek Model S car. Electric engines would make trucking cleaner and more efficient, despite the clunky aerodynamics of large vehicles and the limited range of batteries — or reduced cargo space to make room for them. But Tesla’s not alone: Siemens, Toyota and several startups are all developing various electric trucks aimed at making transportation infrastructure more sustainable in the long haul.