# video | The Tesla Semi accelerates on the highway to an impressive speed

Electric tractor Tesla Semi was presented inNovember 2017 - since then it has already been seen on the roads several times, but its mass production has not yet begun. Apparently, the company is still conducting tests of prototypes, and does not keep it a special secret. So, the author of the YouTube channel “My Tesla Adventure” recently videotaped the Tesla tractor, which overclocked on the track no worse than any other truck. It seems that its final version will be as fast as the car Tesla Model S 75D.

In an official statement, Ilon Mask mentioned thatThe electric truck will be equipped with four independent engines taken from the Tesla Model 3 car. It was assumed that their power would be enough to accelerate to 100 km / h in just 5 seconds, and the prototype on the video fully confirms this statement. The truck stopped at a traffic light, turned right and picked up so high speed that other cars almost could not overtake him.

The author of the video shared that he was able to catch up with the tractoron his Tesla Model S 75D only when the gas pedal is fully pressed into the floor. The Chevrolet Volt electric car was also seen on the video, but it was far behind the Tesla pair, since it was unlikely to overtake them.

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After watching the video, you can find that fastAcceleration to 100 km / h is one of the most important features of a Tesla truck. As a rule, ordinary trucks require at least 30 seconds for this, although the acceleration rate also depends on the severity of the trailer. Of course, the electric tractor is also attractive because of its efficiency, since it is powered by electricity and not expensive fuel. Also worth mentioning is the absence of dirty emissions into the atmosphere.

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