TESLA JUST KEEPS making cool things. On the top of the list is its newest addition to the lineup, an all-electric semitruck. Oh, that might sound like a dumb idea—but I don’t think so. Just consider how much stuff is shipped back and forth across the country.
Clearly a train would be more efficient, but trucks also play a large role. It seems like the Tesla semi might be able to make two improvements over a traditional truck. First, the electric truck will clearly reduce emissions(depending on the energy source to charge these things). Second, with more onboard automation it is likely these semis will be significantly safer than their diesel counterparts.
But what if the Tesla semi also had solar panels? Elon Musk already has a company devoted to solar energy—why not combine and conquer?