We all have the same iconic image of semi-trucks in our mind: monstrous trucks burning diesel and hauling gigantic loads of cargo cross-country, driving hours upon hours without stop. Well, that image could be changing soon.
According to Elon Musk, the Chief Executive of Tesla Inc., Tesla has plans to unveil the first electric semi-truck in September.
This news is being met with skepticism from many trucking companies. While the benefits of lower emissions are obvious and understood, there are still some hurdles that need to be addressed before the trucking community will be able to embrace this new technology.
Nobody seems to know what these all-electric semi-trucks will look like, but we are all definitely curious and probably have pretty similar "George Jetson" extremely futuristic images in our mind.
When it comes to big rigs, it certainly appears the future is here.