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VIDEO: Watch the Tesla Semi accelerate from 0 to “is this for real?”


Tesla CEO Elon Musk made some big promises about the acceleration capabilities of his newly debuted electric semi truck at a reveal last week — and new video gives you a first hand look at whether the truck can actually deliver.

Take a look at video below for a detailed inside and outside walkthrough of the Tesla Semi.

At a late night reveal in Hawthorne, California, Musk finally brought his long awaited electric big rigs out on stage for public display. Among the many head-scratching boasts that Musk has made about the new truck are some frankly hard to believe claims about truck’s acceleration.

Musk says that the truck can go from 0 m.p.h. to 60 m.p.h. in five seconds. When fully loaded at 80,000 pounds, Musk says that the Tesla Semi can still muster an acceleration of 0 m.p.h. to 60 m.p.h. in 20 seconds.

After the reveal event, Musk apparently allowed a few late night test drives to show off the truck’s acceleration capabilities. In videos captured of the test drive, you can see the Tesla Semi’s nearly supernatural acceleration on display along with the otherworldly sound that the truck generates.

You can check out higher quality footage of the Tesla Semi’s acceleration tests below.


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