Elon Musk says Tesla’s new Semi vehicles are BAMFs.
Yes, for anyone at home, that’s the widely known acronym to get “Bad Ass Mother F***er. “
Musk playfully threw out the particular acronym as a “scientific term” Tesla’s development team used as they developed the new big rigs. The name noises ridiculous â? but the specs, when they wind up being legit, are actually fairly impressive.
Musk claims the particular Semi can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 5 seconds, well faster than conventional diesel trucks. That’s the cab alone or with an empty trailer packed on.
Once a person add a load of freight, such as the maximum U. S. highway-legal weight of 80, 000 pounds, truck drivers will be able to hit 0 to 60 mph in 20 seconds. Musk showed off an animation of the Tesla Semi in a race against a conventional diesel truck, and the wait for the particular diesel truck to finish became humorous. Â
Musk said the Tesla Semi can also achieve speeds of 65 mph up a 5 percent grade, compared to diesel trucks which can only achieve speeds of 45 mph.
That goes along with a 500 mile range per charge, at maximum weight at highway speed. Â
Musk says the company was able to achieve these performance number by designing the Semi after a bullet compared to diesel trucks that are more like “a barndoor. “
There you have it: Elon Musk says the Tesla Semi trucks are BAMFs designed to drive like bullets. You should probably give them room on the highway.