Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the revamped version of its original Roadster, called as Roadster 2, a sports auto, along with two Tesla's Semi trucks, to a live audience in Hawthorne, California on November 16.
Irwin says truck companies will have to watch the market carefully, because tougher regulations on diesels or an improvement in charging infrastructure could make electric trucks more viable very quickly.
Chief Executive Officer of Tesla Inc, Elon Musk said the semi is fit for voyaging 500 miles (804km) on an electric charge.
It has a 500-mile range, long enough for most truck routes, 80 percent of which, according to Musk, are 250 miles or less.
Tesla Inc. may have to ask creditors and shareholders for more capital to fund development of an electric semi truck, a new roadster and accelerated production of a high-volume electric sedan, analysts said on Friday. Musk finished the new Tesla Roadster reveal by saying, "The point of doing this, is to give a hard core smack-down to gasoline cars". Tesla is working on a pickup truck and a lower-cost SUV and negotiating a new factory in China.
Another innovation is the cab's design: the driver's seat is positioned in the center instead of to the side.
Instead of the traditional console, there are touch screens for navigation, music and traffic data.
The inside has enough head and legroom to stand up and walk around in. The traditional second front seat is relegated to the back of the cab as a jump seat. It likewise has a framework that consequently keeps the vehicle in its path. Musk said a few Tesla semis will have the capacity to go in an escort, self-sufficiently following each other.
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It is not clear what the final price of the truck will be, but reservations for the truck can be made for $5,000 per vehicle.
The money will help a lot as Tesla figures out how to ramp up Model 3 production.
"We are excited to be among the first to pilot this new heavy-duty electric vehicle", the company said in a statement to CNBC.
"But there will come a time when investors won't be as tolerant and will need to start seeing profits". Electric truck sales totaled 4,100 in 2016, but are expected to grow to more than 70,000 in 2026, says Navigant Research.
Tesla's Semi is arriving at a time when a variety of automakers - Daimler, Volkswagen, Nikola, Einride - are also developing electric truck prototypes, some equipped with autonomous driving functions and futuristic designs. "As such, expect the topic of the electrification of (cargo trucks) and Tesla's disruption of that segment to step up".
Experts note that heavy goods vehicles and buses already are being powered with alternative energy sources like hydrogen batteries or natural gas.