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Tesla's new Semi-Truck for the trucking industry

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    Pepsi is another very interested party. They plan to get 100 initially. I hope he is going to suceed.

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    This article by Bloomberg Technology is of interest. Basically what it says is that the batteries needed to support Musk's new trucks do not exist yet. There is nothing on the technological horizon that would begin to fit into Musk's trucks and meet the specifications he needs not only in the battery output but in the Superchargers needed to recharge the batteries quickly. What he is banking on is that there will be technological breakthroughs in the next two years that will meet his claimed standards.

    Musk has taken the approach that his scientists will eventually get there, but at what cost? He has designed a space age kind of truck. Now all he needs is for the battery technology to catch up. That may take much longer according to article.

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    This article by Bloomberg Technology is of interest. Basically what it says is that the batteries needed to support Musk's new trucks do not exist yet. There is nothing on the technological horizon that would begin to fit into Musk's trucks and meet the specifications he needs not only in the battery output but in the Superchargers needed to recharge the batteries quickly. What he is banking on is that there will be technological breakthroughs in the next two years that will meet his claimed standards.

    Musk has taken the approach that his scientists will eventually get there, but at what cost? He has designed a space age kind of truck. Now all he needs is for the battery technology to catch up. That may take much longer according to article.

    Yes you are hitting an delicate point. Battery technology is tricky. Just look at exploding hoover boards; cell phones and other devices. Heaping up lots of energy in an small holding case and demanding quick charges causes unwanted reactions in the battery chemicals. But yeah a full tank of fuel can be as dangerous. Thus wait and see.