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CHP Says ‘Electric Trucks Are The Future’ After Tesla Semi Load Test


The California Highway Patrol (CHP) was impressed after they recently caught a Tesla Semi putting its hauling power to the test.

On Thursday, August 15, the Donner Pass division of CHP shared a Facebook post about their close encounter with the electric Tesla Semi.

CHP writes:

Tesla is out testing the new electric truck tractor. The driver stated the concrete blocks are for testing purposes only. According to the driver the truck is operating at approximately 75,000 lbs and the truck is meeting or exceeding the range estimates. Electric trucks are definitely the future. We look forward to seeing more electric trucks on the road.

CHP also shared several photos of the Tesla Semi in the Facebook post.

This isn’t the first time that a Tesla has passed through the Truckee scales to the delight of the CHP. In August 2018, the CHP inspected a Tesla Semi and declared that “The future has arrived.” The Tesla Semi passed its inspection.


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