How Reasonable Is The Idea To Run The Tesla Semi Truck On Solar Power?

Cost means Teslas semi will need to log more than a million miles before

it really starts saving money compared with the diesel status quo.

That 500-mile number is roughly half of a typical diesel trucks range, but Tesla CEO Elon Musk has brushed off that shortfall,

noting that the Tesla Semi will be quicker to speed up and less expensive to run.

That puts Teslas Semi at $0.28 a gallon for fuel, just over half of what

most efficient semi trucks are priced at, and considerably higher than older, less efficient trucks.

Tesla could save $50,000 per year on fuel costs, with the Semi driving between 80,000 to 100,000 miles a year.

Current battery technology is not capable of supporting anything near the 30 minute charging times that

Elon Musks promised Teslas electric delivery trucks, according to these scientists.