Tesla has released new images of its Semi electric truck. According to Insideevs, we are talking about the final, serial version of the model. In the new images, Tesla Semi differs in design from previously presented prototypes.
The environmentally friendly truck received new door handles, modified optics and large rear-view mirrors. It is expected that deliveries of the car will begin at the end of this year. Initially, the Tesla Semi will be available in a 500-mile (804 km) range version that has a claimed electrical consumption of less than 2 kWh per mile and a maximum gross weight of 82,000 pounds (37,195 kg). Later, Tesla plans to release a more affordable version of the truck with a range of 500 km.
How much the new trucks will cost is still unknown. Previously, it was expected that the older version will cost customers $180,000. However, now there is evidence that the cars will cost more than $200,000.
The Tesla Semi power plant will include four electric motors. According to preliminary data, the truck will be able to accelerate from standstill to 100 km / h in 5 seconds, and with a fully loaded trailer – in 20 seconds.
Charging with one of Tesla’s special ultra-fast chargers (also known as the Tesla Megacharger), the truck can restore 70% of its range in just 30 minutes.
The premiere of the Tesla Semi prototype took place in November 2017. Initially, it was planned that he would get on the conveyor in 2019.
Ford has developed a new unique way to reduce the turning radius of the car
Ford has come up with a new solution to reduce the turning radius of cars. If other companies add a steered rear axle, then Ford suggests reducing the turning radius by changing the torque on individual wheels.
The manufacturer has already filed a corresponding patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The description of the patent says that a special controller will monitor indicators such as steering angle and wheel speed, thereby determining the need to reduce the turning radius. Ford calls this feature “turn assist mode.”
When this mode is activated, the system reduces the torque transmitted to the rear inner wheel and sends more torque to both front wheels. Torque reduction for the rear wheels can be achieved by braking, and therefore the system can be used, including for front-wheel drive vehicles.
It is not yet known when such a system will be implemented in Ford production vehicles. It is quite possible that the development will not reach the stage of commercialization.
Ford previously announced the development of a new safety system that will allow cars to automatically slow down where there is a high likelihood of accidents involving pedestrians or cyclists.
Ford Suspended Car Deliveries for an Unusual Reason – Not Enough Logos
Ford is facing an unusual shortage. The auto giant has run out of nameplates, delaying deliveries, according to Carsoops, citing The Wall Street Journal.
According to sources, Ford had to delay deliveries of some car models because the company did not have enough of its logos and model nameplates. The shortage affected some important models for the American manufacturer, including F-series pickups.
Ford management looked for alternative solutions, but finding them turned out to be more difficult than one might think at first. In particular, the manufacturer tested 3D-printed logos as a temporary solution, but in the end, the company abandoned this idea, since such nameplates turned out to be of poor quality.
Tribar Technologies, which supplies exterior trim to Ford and many other manufacturers, was reportedly forced to halt production in August after dumping industrial chemicals into the local sewer system. According to the source, the release did not cause significant harm to the environment and at the moment Tribar is operating at full capacity. However, the suspension of production may well have been the cause of the shortage faced by Ford.
The other day, Ford said that by the end of the quarter, the company will have between 40,000 and 45,000 new vehicles in stock that cannot be shipped to dealers due to a shortage of parts. In addition to the shortage of nameplates, the manufacturer is in dire need of chips and other important components. According to analysts, supply problems may persist until 2024.
Powerful sedan from Geely and Volvo on the Geely Tugella platform with 25 sensors. Lynk & Co 03 entered the Chinese market
The new generation Lynk & Co 03 sedan from Geely and Volvo has gone on sale in the Chinese market. The car received a new exterior, interior and engines.
Lynk & Co 03 is built by two companies on the CMA platform known from Geely Tugella. The first generation of the car was released in 2018. The new generation retained the style, but became sportier thanks to the large grille, bumper and new DRLs. At the rear is a single element of the lanterns. The sports version of the sedan called 03+ received a spoiler, as well as an exhaust system with four tailpipes.
The dimensions of the new car were 4684 x 1843 x 1460 mm with a wheelbase of 2730 mm. It has increased by 27 mm in length and 3 mm in width, while the height has decreased by 12 mm. The screens have become larger, the diagonal of the digital “tidy” is 12.3 inches versus 10.25 for the previous generation. And the diagonal of the main screen is now 12.8 inches.
The car has 25 autonomous driving sensors, including 12 ultrasonic radars and 5 mm radars. Petrol versions lost the 1.5-liter engine, which was replaced by a 2-liter turbo engine with 254 hp. A couple of this motor will be a 7-speed “robot”. And the more productive Lynk & Co 03+ will get a 265 hp engine, all-wheel drive and an 8-speed torque converter.
The hybrid version is based on a 1.5-liter ICE with 150 hp, paired with a 3-speed DHT Pro gearbox. The total power reaches 245 hp. and 545 Nm. The fuel consumption of the system in this case will be 4.5 l / 100 km.
The price of the car starts at $21,700.
Need more Redmi Note 11. Redmi Note 11R announced in China for $180
The Redmi Note 11 line is perhaps the most numerous among all Xiaomi models: until recently, it included 17 (!)...
What will the Pixel 7 and iPhone 14 have in common? New Google will be little different from its predecessor
It seems that the new generation of Pixel smartphones will differ little from the current models. At a minimum, according...
Xiaomi to unveil Xiaomi 12T Pro with 200MP camera on October 4th
Xiaomi today revealed the date of its next global announcement: it will take place on October 4th. On this day,...
Google Photos service began to spoil old photos
Numerous complaints from users of Google Photos (Google Photos) have appeared on the network. In the past few days, users...
News6 days ago
The hovercraft “Huska-10” from “Kalashnikov” can carry cargo weighing up to 10 tons
Software7 days ago
12-inch 2.5K screen, stylus, LTE, Windows 11, and up to 14 hours of battery life for $605. Started sales of the tablet Huawei MateBook E Go
Software5 days ago
Microsoft: Tabs in Windows 11 File Explorer and a number of other features will have to wait until October
Gaming5 days ago
Support for DLSS 2.2 and ray tracing. Nintendo Switch next generation will receive SoC Nvidia Tegra 239