The personal transportation industry has been shaken up over the past decade or so, with the introduction of electric cars proving to be more environmentally friendly, and importantly, cheaper to run, than their petrol or diesel counterparts. Bike manufacturers are also working on the transition in the motorcycle segment.
While this change has been taking place, trucking has been continuing unchanged in the background. Our food, household goods, and even electric car parts, have been transported by diesel power just like they have been from the start, while the industry has grown to be worth $700 billion in the US alone, more than many of the world’s countries’ GDPs.
With the huge weights involved, electrifying the trucking industry has taken a back seat due to the impracticality, but at the end of 2017, 3 years ago, Tesla announced plans to change this with the Semi, a fully electric truck designed to shake up the shipping industry.
Why The Tesla Semi Is The Future of Trucks