Tesla HGV: Is This the Future?

Tesla’s new truck has overcome the technological challenges of electric HGVs to help hauliers make delivery work fast, efficient and environmentally friendly.

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(businesspress24) - You probably remember the buzz around Tesla last autumn, which is when the company announced its prototype electric heavy goods vehicle that would make delivery work more environmentally friendly.

With production beginning in 2019 and many UK haulage companies pre-ordering these vehicles, it

How Well Does It Perform?

When carrying out delivery work, one of the biggest concerns is staying on schedule. With that in mind, Tesla has tried to make its truck as fast and as aerodynamic as possible. It will be fitted with four electric motors, the same ones that are currently used in the Tesla Model 3 car. Reaching 60mph in 20 seconds when carrying a 36-tonne load, the lorry can also maintain a speed of 65mph on a 5% gradient. Tesla claims that it is much faster than equivalent diesel trucks, and that it generates less drag than a Bugatti Veyron. If that doesn

How and When Does It Need Recharging?

Delivery work usually requires long journeys, and the last thing you want is to run out of battery when on the job. In the past, haulage companies have avoided electric trucks because of their restricted range and expensive replacement batteries. But Tesla


What About Servicing?

Like most other electric vehicles, Teslaials to worry about. With reduced servicing fees, hauliers will be able to carry out delivery work at a lower cost for the company.

What Position is the Driver In?

Based on the prototype, the drivertorways.

Teslatally friendly and comfortable to drive, it might just be the vehicle of the future for hauliers across the UK.

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Norman Dulwich is a Correspondent for Haulage Exchange, the leading online trade network for the road transport industry. Connecting logistics professionals across the UK and Europe through their website, Haulage Exchange provides services for matching delivery work with available drivers. Over 5,000 transport exchange businesses are networked together through their website, trading jobs and capacity in a safe ''wholesale'' environment.

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Date: 03/19/2018 - 11:03
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