Thursday night, Tesla CEO Elon Musk made the announcement that the brand was bringing the fastest production car in the world and a new electric semi to the market.
The Tesla Roadster will top speeds of 250 miles per hour with 0 to 60 in a mind-boggling 1.9 seconds. The car with a base sticker price of $200,000 seats 4 and has a range of 620 miles. The plan is to have the Roaster available in 2020. Click here for all the stats on the car.
Musk also announced their new semi-truck capable of traveling 500 miles with a full 80,000-pound load. Musk said Tesla plans a worldwide network of solar-powered “megachargers” that could get the trucks back up to 400 miles of range after a 30-minute charge.
Tesla is lauding the truck as the safest ever with:
Enhanced Autopilot helps avoid collisions, a centered driver position provides maximum visibility and control, and a low center of gravity offers rollover protection.
The truck will go into production in 2019. Click here for all the stats and details on the semi.
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