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Watch: Tesla Semi Goes Through Durability Test

A video of the Semi electric pickup truck being put through durability and dependability tests has been made public by Tesla. The automaker posted a video of the Semi being driven through snow and ice on its LinkedIn page. After that, the Semi is placed on a bench for suspension testing. The advertisement for the company’s vehicle testing team can be seen in the video.

The testing video was previously teased by Tesla at the Semi delivery event earlier this month, but the most recent version provides a clearer picture of the process. After five years since the Semi’s debut, Tesla delivered the first one earlier this month.

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According to Electrek, not all of the footage is completely new. The majority of it displays the most recent model of the electric truck, though some of it appears to be a few years old because it was taken when the EV manufacturer tested the original Semi prototype in Alaska’s subzero temperatures. The caption for the video stated, “Our engineers tested Semi in a variety of challenging environments to maximise reliability and durability.

The Tesla Semi has been travelling for a very long time. The car was first unveiled five years ago, and production was set to begin three years prior. The first batch of the electric truck has finally been delivered to long-term reservation holders after a number of delays.

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The unloaded weight of the Tesla Semi electric truck is between 25,000 and 27,000 pounds, and its tri-motor, Plaid-based drive system produces over 1,000 horsepower. According to reports, the Semi was tested for 804 kilometres.

It has a brand-new 1,000-volt powertrain that can charge at a rate of up to 1 megawatt (MW) and enable the truck to reach a 70% state of charge in just 30 minutes. The car’s power consumption is predicted to be less than 2 kWh/mile.

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