The Tesla-Truck: How Elon Musk will revolutionize the Transport Sector._
October 19, 2017
[ „The master plan is: Build sports car. Use that money to build an affordable car. Use that money to build an even more affordable car. While doing above, also provide zero emission electric power generation options. Don’t tell anyone.”
Quote: Elon Musk
Elon Musk presses the throttle when it comes to news about the development of electric trucks: Many corporations have been trying to gain a foothold in the lucrative logistics sector for years but don´t manage to cross the line and become a profitable platform – as it has for example Mercedes with the “Freightliners”. At least as far as the electric truck is concerned, the German manufacturer Daimler is already a step ahead of their competitors: The subsidiary Daimler Trucks now celebrated the launch of the full electric light-truck “Fuso Ecanter” in New York. The logistics company UPS received the truck as the first customer.
Via Twitter, Musk announced that he would present the first model of his "electric saddle-hitch" to the public on October 26th: The “Tesla Semi”. A small step into a big great new age, because in roughly 20 years every second job won´t exist anymore in the way it exists now. And the transport sector will be the first to be affected by this development. Now is the time for big decisions. Companies need to realize and decide which part they want to take on in this development and thus also the role they will play in this important transformation process.
If the tech-billionaire can be proven right that his autonomous electric semi-trailers reduce costs by as much as 70 percent, his latest invention could revolutionize the entire transport sector.
How do his plans look in detail? This is the second part of his master plan: LINK ]