A smaller battery pack for Tesla’s Semi electric truck

smaller battery pack for the Tesla Semi truck & NO more jackknifing

During The Joe Rogan podcast, Elon Musk spoke about a 500kwh pack for the Tesla Semi Truck, one that is much smaller than previously detailed.

Elon Musk also said the majority of the trucking in the U.S is short-range, so 300 Mile limit would be good for a semi. Elon Musk said for a semi you’d want a 500kwh.

Elon Musk also said the computer prevents a semi-truck and trailer from jackknifing, as each drive axle would have its own individual motor. Elon Musk said jackknifing is the worst nightmare for a truck driver.

Is this information enough to keep the stock price soaring to the moon?

The Tesla stock has been a gruelling battle between the short-sellers and bulls, Speaking of shorting Tesla, Elon Musk also revealed that he heard that Bill Gates had a short position on Tesla (TSLA), and that Bill might have lost a lot of money on it.

This week Tesla management did not provide any concrete guidance for the future which has led to investor concerns about performance trajectory.

Tesla Problems in China.

The Global Times publicly scolded Tesla for its safety problems. It listed major quality complaints, including “unexpected accelerations, battery fires and abnormal over-the-air (OTA) upgrade” among the key issues.


Tesla Semi Specs and Price range.

  • Acceleration 0-60 mph with 80k lb20 sec
  • Speed up a 5% Grade60 mph
  • Mile Range300 or 500 miles
  • Powertrain4 Independent Motors on Rear Axles
  • Energy ConsumptionLess than 2 kWh per mile
  • Fuel Savings$200,000+
  • Expected Base Price(300 mile range)$150,000
  • Expected Base Price(500 mile range)$180,000
  • Base Reservation$20,000
  • Expected Founders Series Price$200,000
  • Founders Series Reservation$200,000