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domino2064 t1_izysz49 wrote

It means gross vehicle weight and the issue is that the Tesla Semi, demonstrated only had about a quarter to half of the load of a traditional semi, which is important, because in 2017, Musk said that these trucks would be more efficient than trains. 🙄

Also, the charge times aren't super great, and while he was pushing these semis, other automakers were expanding in the short distance, delivery sector with trucks that are arguably more practical and useful.


fattymccheese t1_izyz5tb wrote

the article claims 72k lbs assuming a standard allowance of 35k for the vehicle and trailer itself... that's not 'about a quarter to half of the load'.. that's 3/4 of a standard load...