Tesla’s ‘beast’ of an electric semi truck looks like a beauty

Now the Model 3 is out of the starting blocks, Tesla is switching attention to its next major announcement; a fully electric semi truck that’ll be unveiled later this month.

Although, Elon Musk posted a teaser image soaked in shadow a couple of weeks back, we’re yet to catch a glimpse of the intriguing heavy goods vehicle in the flesh.

That may have changed thanks to a image posted to the Tesla subreddit on Monday night.

The image above was posted, then deleted by the original poster, before it was re-uploaded by another member of the community.

Judging by what’s on show here, the semi looks more like the front of a luxury coach than a traditional rig used for haulage. It also looks like you can see the truck’s fairing on the far left of the picture.

Shorter range deliveries?

Aside from the images, we still don’t know too much about the Tesla semi truck.

Given where we’re at with battery technology, it’s unlikely the electric vehicle will be used on super long-haul trips.

Recent speculation suggests that a 200-300 mile capacity similar to Tesla’s consumer vehicles.

Musk has also spoken previously on the potential for autonomous trucks using the firm’s Autopilot technology.

The truck will be unveiled at a special event on October 26.

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