Fuel Smarts

Tesla's Master Plan Includes Commercial Trucks

July 22, 2016

Photo of Elon Musk in 2013 via Dan Taylor/Flickr.
Photo of Elon Musk in 2013 via Dan Taylor/Flickr.

Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk plans to build a battery-electric pickup truck, heavy-duty truck, and a bus that would turn the driver into a "fleet manager," according to his Master Plan, Part Deux released July 20.

Musk's plan has been met with equal parts excitement and skepticism, since the four-pronged multiyear strategy comes while he's still ramping up production of the more affordable Model 3 that's expected to democratize his luxury vehicles.

In the master plan, Musk also promised updates to his semi-autonomous Autopilot technology and said he will launch a ride-sharing program to compete with Uber.

Musk is calling his heavy-duty truck the Tesla Semi and claims it will "deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo transport, while increasing safety and making it really fun to operate."

Read the full master plan here.

Comments

  1. 1. Stock Shaman [ July 23, 2016 @ 04:57PM ]

    The master plan part deux and China's EV plants have the planet moving in the right direction. One thing for sure we are going to need a lot more lithium. Follow te story on this company exploring "the perfect lithium basin?" 120 miles from Tesla's " GIGA 1" lithium battery plant opening on Friday ! http://www.slideshare.net/stockshaman/kibby-basin-lithium-nevada-the-perfect-lithium-basin

 

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

FleetFAQ

Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon will answer your questions and challenges

View All

Recent Topics

Here's an EV question or two: How are you paying for the charging station? I have some interested parties in my city, but not an...

View Topic

Good afternoon all. We have been looking at trying a fuel additive developed by a company called DPF Remedy. The benefits are supposed...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

1019 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

Runzheimer International Ltd. provides a range of employee mobility services relating to business vehicles, relocation, travel management, corporate aircraft, and virtual office programs.

Read more