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 April 13 2017

Tesla Truck

Tesla car dealer.

Tesla car dealer. © iStock/Getty.

Today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter that the first Tesla electric truck was set to be unveiled next September, saying that “…the team has done an amazing job”. On Wall Street, Tesla shares jumped 3.5% in the wake of Musk’s tweets, hitting record highs after an overall 41% surge since the beginning of the year, briefly surpassing General Motors in overall market capitalization. Despite all this, Tesla still hasn’t shown any profits in its 14 years of existence. The coming truck will be called Tesla Semi; it is expected to revolutionalize the trucking industry, since the two main costs of long-distance road transportation are fuel, and the driver. There is currently no information available about the truck’s self-driving abilities.

Phys.org, “Tesla's Musk announces plans for semi-truck launch.”

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