wonderring if companies like tesla will ever branch out to make big rigs or other companies. would be a cool idea. would work with the right gear ratio as well. thoughts?
I can see local drivers using them. Regional and OTR would be to hard to guarantee a place to recharge while driver was on break.
I think those may move to something like this if oil ever hits $200 a barrel.
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Unless you throw some axles under it. Another 20k rated axle group would more than cover additional weight. Add an axle on the trailer and you have the ATA's wet dream. A truck that could pull doubles loaded to 117,000 grossI could see this being used.
The real problem with it though is the actual WEIGHT of the motors and batteries combined would restrict the equipment.