Does The Tesla Semi Truck Have A Passenger Seat?
A new patent shows Tesla designed a custom semi-truck seat suspension
specifically for Teslas Semi, which features an expansive middle seat.
The drivers seat does not let the driver look down to the tips of the Tesla Semi,
but it is leaps and bounds better than most semi trucks frequenting U.S. highways.
Tesla also believes moving the drivers seat down the center of its Semi makes the Semi safer in case of an accident.
The design gives Teslas Semi trucks a lower center of gravity than those powered by diesel engines,
which is a point Tesla has made about its cars relative to competitors powered by internal combustion engines.
Elon Musk instructed his team to design the Tesla Semi from the ground up,
instead of trying to shoehorn the electric drivetrain into the existing architecture of the semi truck.