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Tesla's 'long-haul' electric truck aims for 200 to 300 miles on one charge

Daimler has been joined by a handful of startups such as Chanje

Marc Vartabedian | Reuters  |  San Francisco 

Tesla next month plans to unveil an electric big-rig truck with a working range of 200 to 300 miles, Reuters has learned, a sign that the electric car maker is targeting regional hauling for its entry into the commercial freight market. Chief Executive Elon Musk has promised to release a prototype of its Tesla Semi truck next month in a bid to expand the company’s market beyond luxury cars. The entrepreneur has tantalised the trucking industry with the prospect of a battery-powered heavy-duty vehicle that can compete with conventional diesels, which can travel up to 1,000 miles on a ...

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First Published: Sat, August 26 2017. 03:19 IST