Tesla's all-electric semi truck to hit the road next month at ride and drive event

Tesla semi truck

 

Telsa’s much anticipated electric-powered semi truck will break cover next month, with the 26 October revealed as the date it hits the track for a test ride event in California.

Elon Musk, Tesla’s founder, tweeted today (14 September) that the event was ‘tentatively’ scheduled for next month in Hawthorne.

"Worth seeing this beast in person. It's unreal."

A UK spokeswoman for Tesla confirmed that the event would be the first time it is seen, with no plans to debut the semi truck at any trade shows ahead of this (such as the North American Commercial Vehicle Show later this month).

Musk has also previously talked of developing Tesla pick-up truck.

Tesla recently launched its most “affordable” battery powered car yet, the Model 3, as it moves its technology ever nearer to the mass market.

Last month, American engine-manufacturer Cummins said it had built a fully-electric power train for HGVs, which will be on sale in 2019. The 140kWh battery pack has a range of 100 miles.