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Eddie Waldo 2017-09-14
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Tesla is rising, up 2.43% at $375.13 a share as of 2:25 p.m.

ET, after CEO Elon Musk announced a launch date for the company's new semi truck.

Wednesday evening, Musk tweeted the event, which will be held at the company's headquarters in Hawthorne, California, will be worth attending to see "this beast" in person.

The semi truck is the first for the company and is expected to be suitable more for regional deliveries than long-haul trucking.

The range of the new truck is rumored to be only 200 to 300 miles, which is much shorter than that of the 1,000-mile range of traditional petroleum powered trucks.

Tesla's automobiles have a range of about 200 to 300 miles.

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Marc Anderson 2017-08-24
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CEO Elon Musk has been saying for some time that the electric car company will show off what he refers to as the "Tesla Semi truck" this September.

The company even released a rendering of what it would look like.

Now, a report by Reuters says that the truck's electric drive system will give it a range of 200 to 300 miles.

That range makes it suitable for regional freight delivery, short of the long-haul trucks that travel the interstates.

The trucking industry represents a new opportunity for electric vehicles.

With lower maintenance and fueling costs, electric trucks offer substantial benefits to fleet operators.

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Jeanne Hoffman 2017-04-13
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Though Tesla has built its image on electric vehicles aimed at the consumer space, long term success is going to depend on Tesla tackling the commercial space as well.

In order to do that, it’s going to need to build some bigger vehicles, and we’re learning today that we’ll see one of them later this year.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed on Twitter today that his company will reveal its all electric semi truck in September.

Musk first revealed plans to develop an electric semi truck last year during an earnings call.

He initially said that the truck would be revealed sometime in the middle of 2017, so while this reveal may have fallen a little behind schedule, it isn’t off the mark by much.

Of course, a reveal is a lot different from a commercial roll out, and we probably won’t see these trucks enter production until we’re into 2018.

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Annie Kelley 2017-11-16

Tesla is set to show its long-discussed electric semi truck tonight.

The unveil caps a big year for the electric car maker and marks the introduction of its technology in a totally different market.

We’ll be at the presentation live later today, but you can watch it here.

The event is being held in Hawthorne, California and is scheduled to start at 8PM PT / 11PM ET.

Tesla’s website should have a livestream, while a separate product page has already been set up for the new truck at tesla.com/semi.

Tesla Semi Truck unveil to be webcast live on Thursday at 8pm!

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David Sandoval 2017-04-14
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Not content with planning the colonisation of Mars and building cars that can drive themselves, Elon Musk is also getting into the truck-building business, confirming via Twitter that his Tesla company is readying an electric semi truck too.

The truck is going to be unveiled in September, Musk says... and that's just about everything we know about it so far.

The Tesla CEO did add that the company's engineers have done an "amazing job" on it and that the vehicle is "seriously next level".

After his initial tweet, Musk went on to say that a pickup truck would also be appearing within the next 18-24 months, so it would seem Tesla's portfolio of electric vehicles is due a serious expansion in the next couple of years.

All part of the master plan

Musk didn't mention autonomous driving technology directly, but it's likely to be included in some form, considering Tesla's cars are so far down the self-driving road.

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Cedric Sams 2017-10-25
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Tesla shares are down more than 3% on Wednesday.

Mitsubishi FUSO, a unit of Daimler, unveiled a new electric semi-truck concept that could rival Tesla's planned truck.

Tesla shares are down 3.34% on Wednesday after Daimler showed off an electric heavy duty truck concept that could compete with Telsa's future semi truck.

The truck was unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show by Mitsubishi FUSO, a Daimler unit.

The company did not provide details about a potential release date.

The truck will have a range of 220 miles on a single charge and is fully electric.

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John Ruybal 2017-11-06
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Even as Elon Musk and Tesla remain mired in Model 3 "production hell," the company is still moving forward with its plans to debut its electric semi truck.

Tesla will debut its electric semi, which doesn't have a name yet other than the unoriginal Semi, on Nov. 16 in Hawthorne, California.

The event invitations carried a new semi teaser, which gives us a slightly better idea of its appearance.

The headlights are the same as the first teaser the company put on Twitter, but while the first teaser was a dead-on front shot, this one is taken from an angle.

In any case, it looks like a semi truck, so Tesla's not exactly attempting to reinvent the wheel with this new vehicle.

While we don't know much about Tesla's electric semi, it's believed that it won't be a proper long-haul vehicle, but instead something geared more toward short- and medium-haul drives.

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0
David Sandoval 2017-08-24
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Tesla’s already announced plans to reveal at an event in September an all-electric semi truck designed for cargo hauling, but we don’t know much about it beyond that yet.

Now, Reuters reports that the vehicle will get between 200 and 300 miles of range per charge, which means it can manage medium-length routes without much issue.

As the report notes, this doesn’t put the Tesla semi in direct competition with long-haul fuel-powered rigs; those can go upwards of 1,000 miles on a single tank.

But 300 miles is still long enough for a decent chunk of routes considered at the entry-level of the “long haul” category.

Tesla has said it’s working directly with potential customers and talking to them about their needs in developing the electric semi truck, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said he’s optimistic about their interest for what Tesla will ultimately reveal.

The truck will also apparently feature self-driving capability, according to an earlier Reuters report.

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Timothy Corn 2017-09-13
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Tesla had previously set September as the timeframe for their big unveiling of an all-electric semi truck created by the company.

The big rig is now set to be shown off for the first time on October 26, however, in Hawthorne, California (which is where the SpaceX HQ is located).

Elon Musk tweeted the revised date on Wednesday, noting also that it would include a “test ride,” meaning it’ll be operational when it’s first revealed to the public.

While Musk had originally set the September reveal window for the electric semi truck way back in April, it’s not uncommon for the company’s timelines to shift somewhat later than intended.

All things considered, a mere month later is pretty much on track by Musk’s standards.

The Tesla truck event could fill in more of our knowledge gaps about the Tesla transport vehicle, too — including whether or not it includes autonomous driving technology, as we learned is possible from a report in early August.

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0
Thomas Owens 2016-06-08
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These Supertrucks, the flaming red X52 and the cool green Freewheel, are meant to mimic the menacing forms of their real world big rig counterparts.

Each car in Anki's DRIVE system is given a personality and is mainly driven by AI.

Players, however, can use their smartphones to use "weapons" unique to each car, which could affect how other cars perform on the track.

Of course, those weapons are invisible in the real world and really only exist in the app and the car's AIs.

Before today, Anki's selection was basically limited to only cars, though they come in very different shapes and characteristics.

There are currently four in that roster, but now they will have to begrudgingly make way for two giants, each with their own special deadly weapon.

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Jarvis Lett 2017-10-10
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A clip showing something that sure looks like Tesla’s Semi truck has popped up on YouTube, days after we saw our first leaked photo.

The video claims to show a “test mule” of the Semi truck, a disguised version of the Semi hardware running in the shell of another truck, so as not to draw attention.

But if you watch the video, it’s clear that this is an electric truck.

There’s no sound of a roaring diesel engine, no visible exhaust, and the truck pulls away much faster than anything towing a shipping container has any right to.

There’s plenty of reason to believe this is a test mule.

Elon Musk has confirmed publicly that the first prototype of the Semi truck has been completed, so we know that there’s some kind of prototype in existence.

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Donald Ellison 2017-11-11
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The Tesla semi was anything but a 10-4-good-buddy move for Tesla.

We move stuff around on the world's highways using largely Class-8 diesel rigs.

Subtract those emissions and the fight against global warming, which Tesla CEO Elon Musk takes very seriously, is a large step closer to winning.

But the star-faring startups space capsules as sort of semi-sized, so it might be worth it to look at them for hints for how the big rig will be put together.

There will be lots of screens so that if there is a human technician in there, he or she can monitor the truck's systems in the same way the helmsman and navigator of the Starship Enterprise do in the movies and on TV.

However, given that this will be a prototype, it will probably bear some resemblance to a regular old big rig, as Tesla will have had to consider that the vehicle will be hauling the sort of model-freight containers and trailers that are currently commonplace in the shipping industry.

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Kyle Greathouse 2017-11-17
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In other words, exactly what we expect to see from Tesla, as they attempt to make a semi truck that lives up to the brand’s DNA of making the future seem cool.

I sat in the driver’s seat hours before the truck was revealed at Tesla’s Hawthorne, California facility on Thursday.

Whether Tesla can actually impact the freight truck market remains to be seen, but design is certainly part of that statement, as Tesla makes it clear that it wants to do things differently and staged a full scale media event blitz to emphasize that point, It is perhaps the first reveal of an 18-wheeler to take the stage to the tune of trance music.

Tesla is taking a page from its Model 3 playbook, a game plan that’s currently a roll of the dice, but one that tends to generate tons of hype and whip the media and Musk fans into a frenzy.

It’s a delicate moment for Tesla, with both fans and investors watching the rollout of its first mass market car intensely, and now they are tuning into see a truck, because it’s Tesla.

The usual audience for freight innovation is far more niche.

collect
0
Beatrice Patterson 2017-04-17
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While Google, Ford, Apple, and others slug it out to see who the future king of driverless transportation will be, shipping companies are patiently waiting for their own revolution.

Einride is one of the companies that thinks it might have an answer, at least when it comes to replacing modern semi trucks with a greener, and potentially even safer solution that a traditional driver.

Einride’s concept is to swap out an on-board human truck driver with a control system that allows the vehicle to both pilot itself as well as be controlled remotely by a trained operator.

The idea is that when a truck is making a long haul and cruising along the highway it will, for the most part, navigate itself to its destination, with a remote “driver” keeping an eye on many of the trucks at the same time, only stepping in an issue arises.

Once the truck approach their final stop, a driver keeps a much closer eye on the action and helps the vehicle find its way through city streets and more challenging roadways.

Einride’s vehicles, which it calls “T-pods,” are fully battery powered, with the ability to cruise for 124 miles on a single charge.

collect
0
Edmond Mccolpin 2017-10-06
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Tesla’s official unveiling of its semi truck has had a dubious date, with plans first indicating that it would be unveiled in September, then later being updated tentatively to October 26.

That latter date wasn’t a guarantee based on Musk’s tweet at the time, and now it has changed again.

In a recent tweet, Musk updated the unveiling to mid-November.

Tesla has been busy working on an electric semi truck rumored to have a range of between 200 and 300 miles.

The trucks may prove an effective way to transport goods over long distances without using traditional fuel sources, and it marks a big milestone for electric vehicles.

The Tesla semi truck hasn’t been revealed yet, however.

collect
0
Raymond Maxwell 2017-10-03
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Tesla hasn't given out much information about its upcoming electric semi truck, which Elon Musk refers to rather simply as "Tesla Semi," but that won't stop enterprising photographers from getting lucky.

A post on the r/TeslaMotors subreddit allegedly revealed the side of the Tesla Semi.

It appears that the truck is either undergoing testing or product photography, based on everything going on around it.

The original poster deleted his picture, but another Redditor reposted it, because nothing on the internet ever really disappears.

There's only the one picture, so all you get is the side of the cab and a bit of the front end, which, as one would assume with an electric truck, lacks any sort of massive grille seen on other big rigs.

It appears pretty close in appearance to the teaser Elon Musk put out however long ago.

collect
0
Eddie Waldo 2017-09-14
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Tesla is rising, up 2.43% at $375.13 a share as of 2:25 p.m.

ET, after CEO Elon Musk announced a launch date for the company's new semi truck.

Wednesday evening, Musk tweeted the event, which will be held at the company's headquarters in Hawthorne, California, will be worth attending to see "this beast" in person.

The semi truck is the first for the company and is expected to be suitable more for regional deliveries than long-haul trucking.

The range of the new truck is rumored to be only 200 to 300 miles, which is much shorter than that of the 1,000-mile range of traditional petroleum powered trucks.

Tesla's automobiles have a range of about 200 to 300 miles.

Jeanne Hoffman 2017-04-13
img

Though Tesla has built its image on electric vehicles aimed at the consumer space, long term success is going to depend on Tesla tackling the commercial space as well.

In order to do that, it’s going to need to build some bigger vehicles, and we’re learning today that we’ll see one of them later this year.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed on Twitter today that his company will reveal its all electric semi truck in September.

Musk first revealed plans to develop an electric semi truck last year during an earnings call.

He initially said that the truck would be revealed sometime in the middle of 2017, so while this reveal may have fallen a little behind schedule, it isn’t off the mark by much.

Of course, a reveal is a lot different from a commercial roll out, and we probably won’t see these trucks enter production until we’re into 2018.

David Sandoval 2017-04-14
img

Not content with planning the colonisation of Mars and building cars that can drive themselves, Elon Musk is also getting into the truck-building business, confirming via Twitter that his Tesla company is readying an electric semi truck too.

The truck is going to be unveiled in September, Musk says... and that's just about everything we know about it so far.

The Tesla CEO did add that the company's engineers have done an "amazing job" on it and that the vehicle is "seriously next level".

After his initial tweet, Musk went on to say that a pickup truck would also be appearing within the next 18-24 months, so it would seem Tesla's portfolio of electric vehicles is due a serious expansion in the next couple of years.

All part of the master plan

Musk didn't mention autonomous driving technology directly, but it's likely to be included in some form, considering Tesla's cars are so far down the self-driving road.

John Ruybal 2017-11-06
img

Even as Elon Musk and Tesla remain mired in Model 3 "production hell," the company is still moving forward with its plans to debut its electric semi truck.

Tesla will debut its electric semi, which doesn't have a name yet other than the unoriginal Semi, on Nov. 16 in Hawthorne, California.

The event invitations carried a new semi teaser, which gives us a slightly better idea of its appearance.

The headlights are the same as the first teaser the company put on Twitter, but while the first teaser was a dead-on front shot, this one is taken from an angle.

In any case, it looks like a semi truck, so Tesla's not exactly attempting to reinvent the wheel with this new vehicle.

While we don't know much about Tesla's electric semi, it's believed that it won't be a proper long-haul vehicle, but instead something geared more toward short- and medium-haul drives.

Timothy Corn 2017-09-13
img

Tesla had previously set September as the timeframe for their big unveiling of an all-electric semi truck created by the company.

The big rig is now set to be shown off for the first time on October 26, however, in Hawthorne, California (which is where the SpaceX HQ is located).

Elon Musk tweeted the revised date on Wednesday, noting also that it would include a “test ride,” meaning it’ll be operational when it’s first revealed to the public.

While Musk had originally set the September reveal window for the electric semi truck way back in April, it’s not uncommon for the company’s timelines to shift somewhat later than intended.

All things considered, a mere month later is pretty much on track by Musk’s standards.

The Tesla truck event could fill in more of our knowledge gaps about the Tesla transport vehicle, too — including whether or not it includes autonomous driving technology, as we learned is possible from a report in early August.

Jarvis Lett 2017-10-10
img

A clip showing something that sure looks like Tesla’s Semi truck has popped up on YouTube, days after we saw our first leaked photo.

The video claims to show a “test mule” of the Semi truck, a disguised version of the Semi hardware running in the shell of another truck, so as not to draw attention.

But if you watch the video, it’s clear that this is an electric truck.

There’s no sound of a roaring diesel engine, no visible exhaust, and the truck pulls away much faster than anything towing a shipping container has any right to.

There’s plenty of reason to believe this is a test mule.

Elon Musk has confirmed publicly that the first prototype of the Semi truck has been completed, so we know that there’s some kind of prototype in existence.

Kyle Greathouse 2017-11-17
img

In other words, exactly what we expect to see from Tesla, as they attempt to make a semi truck that lives up to the brand’s DNA of making the future seem cool.

I sat in the driver’s seat hours before the truck was revealed at Tesla’s Hawthorne, California facility on Thursday.

Whether Tesla can actually impact the freight truck market remains to be seen, but design is certainly part of that statement, as Tesla makes it clear that it wants to do things differently and staged a full scale media event blitz to emphasize that point, It is perhaps the first reveal of an 18-wheeler to take the stage to the tune of trance music.

Tesla is taking a page from its Model 3 playbook, a game plan that’s currently a roll of the dice, but one that tends to generate tons of hype and whip the media and Musk fans into a frenzy.

It’s a delicate moment for Tesla, with both fans and investors watching the rollout of its first mass market car intensely, and now they are tuning into see a truck, because it’s Tesla.

The usual audience for freight innovation is far more niche.

Edmond Mccolpin 2017-10-06
img

Tesla’s official unveiling of its semi truck has had a dubious date, with plans first indicating that it would be unveiled in September, then later being updated tentatively to October 26.

That latter date wasn’t a guarantee based on Musk’s tweet at the time, and now it has changed again.

In a recent tweet, Musk updated the unveiling to mid-November.

Tesla has been busy working on an electric semi truck rumored to have a range of between 200 and 300 miles.

The trucks may prove an effective way to transport goods over long distances without using traditional fuel sources, and it marks a big milestone for electric vehicles.

The Tesla semi truck hasn’t been revealed yet, however.

Marc Anderson 2017-08-24
img

CEO Elon Musk has been saying for some time that the electric car company will show off what he refers to as the "Tesla Semi truck" this September.

The company even released a rendering of what it would look like.

Now, a report by Reuters says that the truck's electric drive system will give it a range of 200 to 300 miles.

That range makes it suitable for regional freight delivery, short of the long-haul trucks that travel the interstates.

The trucking industry represents a new opportunity for electric vehicles.

With lower maintenance and fueling costs, electric trucks offer substantial benefits to fleet operators.

Annie Kelley 2017-11-16

Tesla is set to show its long-discussed electric semi truck tonight.

The unveil caps a big year for the electric car maker and marks the introduction of its technology in a totally different market.

We’ll be at the presentation live later today, but you can watch it here.

The event is being held in Hawthorne, California and is scheduled to start at 8PM PT / 11PM ET.

Tesla’s website should have a livestream, while a separate product page has already been set up for the new truck at tesla.com/semi.

Tesla Semi Truck unveil to be webcast live on Thursday at 8pm!

Cedric Sams 2017-10-25
img

Tesla shares are down more than 3% on Wednesday.

Mitsubishi FUSO, a unit of Daimler, unveiled a new electric semi-truck concept that could rival Tesla's planned truck.

Tesla shares are down 3.34% on Wednesday after Daimler showed off an electric heavy duty truck concept that could compete with Telsa's future semi truck.

The truck was unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show by Mitsubishi FUSO, a Daimler unit.

The company did not provide details about a potential release date.

The truck will have a range of 220 miles on a single charge and is fully electric.

David Sandoval 2017-08-24
img

Tesla’s already announced plans to reveal at an event in September an all-electric semi truck designed for cargo hauling, but we don’t know much about it beyond that yet.

Now, Reuters reports that the vehicle will get between 200 and 300 miles of range per charge, which means it can manage medium-length routes without much issue.

As the report notes, this doesn’t put the Tesla semi in direct competition with long-haul fuel-powered rigs; those can go upwards of 1,000 miles on a single tank.

But 300 miles is still long enough for a decent chunk of routes considered at the entry-level of the “long haul” category.

Tesla has said it’s working directly with potential customers and talking to them about their needs in developing the electric semi truck, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said he’s optimistic about their interest for what Tesla will ultimately reveal.

The truck will also apparently feature self-driving capability, according to an earlier Reuters report.

Thomas Owens 2016-06-08
img

These Supertrucks, the flaming red X52 and the cool green Freewheel, are meant to mimic the menacing forms of their real world big rig counterparts.

Each car in Anki's DRIVE system is given a personality and is mainly driven by AI.

Players, however, can use their smartphones to use "weapons" unique to each car, which could affect how other cars perform on the track.

Of course, those weapons are invisible in the real world and really only exist in the app and the car's AIs.

Before today, Anki's selection was basically limited to only cars, though they come in very different shapes and characteristics.

There are currently four in that roster, but now they will have to begrudgingly make way for two giants, each with their own special deadly weapon.

Donald Ellison 2017-11-11
img

The Tesla semi was anything but a 10-4-good-buddy move for Tesla.

We move stuff around on the world's highways using largely Class-8 diesel rigs.

Subtract those emissions and the fight against global warming, which Tesla CEO Elon Musk takes very seriously, is a large step closer to winning.

But the star-faring startups space capsules as sort of semi-sized, so it might be worth it to look at them for hints for how the big rig will be put together.

There will be lots of screens so that if there is a human technician in there, he or she can monitor the truck's systems in the same way the helmsman and navigator of the Starship Enterprise do in the movies and on TV.

However, given that this will be a prototype, it will probably bear some resemblance to a regular old big rig, as Tesla will have had to consider that the vehicle will be hauling the sort of model-freight containers and trailers that are currently commonplace in the shipping industry.

Beatrice Patterson 2017-04-17
img

While Google, Ford, Apple, and others slug it out to see who the future king of driverless transportation will be, shipping companies are patiently waiting for their own revolution.

Einride is one of the companies that thinks it might have an answer, at least when it comes to replacing modern semi trucks with a greener, and potentially even safer solution that a traditional driver.

Einride’s concept is to swap out an on-board human truck driver with a control system that allows the vehicle to both pilot itself as well as be controlled remotely by a trained operator.

The idea is that when a truck is making a long haul and cruising along the highway it will, for the most part, navigate itself to its destination, with a remote “driver” keeping an eye on many of the trucks at the same time, only stepping in an issue arises.

Once the truck approach their final stop, a driver keeps a much closer eye on the action and helps the vehicle find its way through city streets and more challenging roadways.

Einride’s vehicles, which it calls “T-pods,” are fully battery powered, with the ability to cruise for 124 miles on a single charge.

Raymond Maxwell 2017-10-03
img

Tesla hasn't given out much information about its upcoming electric semi truck, which Elon Musk refers to rather simply as "Tesla Semi," but that won't stop enterprising photographers from getting lucky.

A post on the r/TeslaMotors subreddit allegedly revealed the side of the Tesla Semi.

It appears that the truck is either undergoing testing or product photography, based on everything going on around it.

The original poster deleted his picture, but another Redditor reposted it, because nothing on the internet ever really disappears.

There's only the one picture, so all you get is the side of the cab and a bit of the front end, which, as one would assume with an electric truck, lacks any sort of massive grille seen on other big rigs.

It appears pretty close in appearance to the teaser Elon Musk put out however long ago.