Elon Musk's Tesla unveils its first electric lorry

The teaser image for Tesla's new tractor trailer

If you missed the specs, the new Roadster will reach 60 mph in 1.9 seconds and has a driving range of 620 miles. Here's an overview of each.

Remember the original Tesla Roadster - looked a bit like a Lotus Exige, costed a lot more and went like stink?

The Semi has a range of 300 or 500 miles (482km or 804km) while driving at maximum weight at highway speeds.

Elon Musk continues to disrupt the auto industry with Tesla's innovations. With 80% of freight in the US moved less than 250 miles, this means truck operators will often be able to drive both to their destination and back without having to charge.

The Tesla Semi - like most EVs - has no gears, while the bonnet at the front contains storage space.

The Tesla Semi is its first-ever electric articulated lorry, and can go for 500 miles without needing recharging.

Like the Supercharger network, the Megachargers will be built around the world to support the fleet, as Musk claimed truckers will be able to "travel anywhere in the world via the Megachargers". This compares to acceleration times of 15 seconds and approximately a minute for a diesel truck in these same scenarios, respectively.

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Two touchscreen displays - one on each side of the steering wheel.

"The specs on the new semi truck and sports auto would put both vehicles at the top of their segments ... assuming they can be produced and sold as part of a sustainable business plan", Brauer told Automotive News.

Independent motors and onboard sensors that Tesla says will make jackknifing impossible.

In terms of safety, the Semi Truck features automatic emergency braking, collision warning and lane keeping.

The ability to travel in a convoy in which only the lead vehicle requires a driver.

You'll often hear automakers brag of a sports car's zero-to-60 performance but less often for a big-rig truck. The truck will also have an enhanced version of Tesla's semi-autonomous driving system, AutoPilot.

Now, a little over two years after Musk's post, we get a first-person look on what it's like to experience dizzying acceleration in the planet's quickest production auto.

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The Roadster will also be able to run a quarter mile from stop in 8.8 seconds, Tesla said. "It probably is, based on the specs provided, but this isn't necessarily a slam dunk".

Tonight's unveiling at Tesla's design studio in Hawthorne, Calif., set a new standard for hype, with hundreds of fans cheering in the stands.

All the excitement of yesterday's product launches is not going to make people forget about the ongoing delays in the production of the Model 3 auto due to "production hell", as Musk put it earlier this year. But the wait isn't too insane.

Roberts added that the use of these trucks will be most beneficial for local routes and that J.B. Hunt planned to first deploy the Tesla Semi on the West Coast.

Tesla was offering test drives to individuals at yesterday's event who put down a $50,000 deposit on the Roadster without knowing the full price. Though the vehicle is clearly priced in supercar territory, it's far cheaper than numerous supercars it outperforms.

He said the launch of the new supercar was created to act as a "hardcore smackdown" to gasoline cars.

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