Where Is Elon Musk’s Tesla Semi? – Tesla Weekly

Where Is Elon Musk’s Tesla Semi? – Tesla Weekly

Tesla, Transportation
On the 14th December 2017, Elon Musk hosted an unveiling of his new Tesla Semi articulated truck. The Semi represented Tesla’s entry to the commercial and utility automotive markets. In theory, it would meet all of the key criteria needed for hundreds of pre-orders from various large companies like Walmart. Tesla Semi - The Perfect Truck? The semi really had to tick all the boxes when it came to companies pre-ordering this thing in bulk. There are a few categories that Tesla had to nail, these are: RangeCostPayloadChargingEnvironment Range Tesla did an excellent job here, unveiling a truck that was capable of travelling 500 miles on a single charge. During the presentation, Musk highlighted that 80% of truck routes in the United States were under 250 miles, hence making the…
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Cyberquad Details Released and Cybertruck Has Over 250k Orders.

Cyberquad Details Released and Cybertruck Has Over 250k Orders.

Sustainable Energy, Tesla, Transportation
At the end of the Cybertruck launch, Telsa announced Cybertruck's final feature as sort of an Apple-like "one more thing". Out of the flashing lights and special effects, a rather angular looking quad bike rolled out onto the stage, driven by a Tesla employee in a helmet and biking gear. With cheers and excitement from the crowd, he went over to the rear of the Cybertruck and pressed a button on the left-hand side, causing the steel cover to retract off the bed. After that, he folded down the tailgate, revealing a ramp which was hidden inside it. The ramp then extended to reveal a platform for the Cyberquad driver to drive up. Once he had firmly seated the quad bike on the truck bed, he brought out a cable…
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Could China’s 1000 KM/H Maglev Train Take on Hyperloop?

Could China’s 1000 KM/H Maglev Train Take on Hyperloop?

Transportation
Shanghai, China: the site of the world's fastest maglev train. As you leave the Shanghai Pudong International Airport, you are presented with a few options to get to Shanghai city centre. Firstly, you could hire a taxi, allowing you to get to the Longyang Road Station in about 40 minutes. Alternatively, you could drive there yourself. This would take approximately 30 minutes. Finally, you could make your way to the Shanghai Pudong Airport Train Station; the start of the fastest maglev train in the world. As you start your journey, you will accelerate to speeds of up to 267mph, making the 29km journey just 8 minutes. Shanghai Maglev Train The Shanghai Maglev trains make other trains look embarrassingly bad, prompting me to wonder how the Chinese managed to create such…
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Here’s How Electric Trains Work? Should We Electrify All Lines?

Sustainable Energy, Transportation
Many countries in Europe and Asia have begun to adopt electric trains. They're fast, smooth and efficient. Some countries like the UK, USA and Canada have chosen to stick with diesel locomotives. Since electrifying all transportation systems seems like a brilliant idea, I was wondering what makes them so good and how electric trains actually work? The Basics: Cornering In order to understand how electric trains work, it is important to know the basics of trains. As you will (hopefully) already know, trains run on parallel tracks, removing the need for them to steer anywhere. Many new tracks built as straight as possible in order to accommodate faster trains. In the UK, things are slightly different. Since all our rail is old, it was built back when trains were relatively…
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