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Tesla emails official invite to truck unveiling event on November 16

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Tesla has begun to send official email invitations to attend its upcoming truck unveiling event, to be held on Thursday, November 16 from the company’s Design Center in Hawthorne, California.

The invitation teases with a new photo of the semi-truck thatÂ’s taken from the front three-quarter angle. While weÂ’re not able to see much of the vehicle beyond the large wind deflector thatÂ’s mounted above the main cabin and the attached tractor, the silhouette resembles the shape of a presumed TeslaÂ’s Semi that was captured in a

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Details of the Tesla Truck event are light thus far, with the only information being provided in the RSVP form is the 7:00pm opening and 8:00pm Pacific remarks by CEO Elon Musk.

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Tesla announced in June of 2016 through the company’s second Master Plan that it intended to expand beyond consumer vehicles and into the heavy-duty trucking industry. “We believe the Tesla Semi will deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo transport, while increasing safety and making it really fun to operate.” said Tesla.

Recent reports peg the electric hauler to have a battery 

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 and capable of autonomous ‘platooning’. Musk also revealed earlier in the year that the ‘seriously next level’ truck will take on the heavy duty long-range trucking sector and can be 
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“A lot of people don’t think you can do a heavy duty long-range truck that is electric. But, we are confident that this can be done.” said Musk during Tesla’s 2017 Shareholder meeting.

Tesla’s Semi truck program is being led by industry veteran Jerome Guillen, Tesla’s VP of Trucks and Programs. Having previously worked at Daimler and served as General Manager of New Product Development at Freightliner Trucks, Guillen will without doubt apply his extensive background in long-haul trucking to the company’s newest endeavor.

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