The company is now saying "oh we never claimed it could drive under its own power in this demo video lmao"

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@SeanAloysiusOBrien Is this that Tesla electric tractor that they've been talking about?

@SeanAloysiusOBrien Oh even better

Take it from a pro driver, the tech and infrastructure are absolutely not there yet.


yeah I've read some stuff about the infrastructure it would take to turn trucking all electric and boy that is A Lot

@SeanAloysiusOBrien The 500-mile range is an absolute non-starter as is the double standard weight for the tractor.

As it is these things are useful for netops and shag loads, that's it.


yeah, plus what I've read about the charging infrastructure that would be needed seems absurd

places would have to fundamentally rebuild their electric grids to handle the demand

Everyone: Electric trucks, self driving cars, shaded hail taxis!
Buses and electric trains: Excuse me? Why are you reinventing us?

@SeanAloysiusOBrien "all we were doing was showing off our superb quality wheels and low friction transmission"

@SeanAloysiusOBrien Now that is some modern business. Scam enough investors with fake products that you make millions of dollars, then hire an actually competent firm to build the product.

@SeanAloysiusOBrien tfw I thought you just had a jokey text substitution add-on installed :')


lol nope, it's pretty funny To Me that the competitor is just riffing off the same name

@SeanAloysiusOBrien powering electric vehicles with the aid of nikola tesla's spinning corpse

@SeanAloysiusOBrien I've invented a truck that requires no fuel as long as you only need to deliver down hills

@SeanAloysiusOBrien imagine if the US could afford actual rail infrastructure instead

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