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#Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Inc, is upbeat about his latest offering in the category of electric vehicles. He is serious about doing his bit to fight #Global warming and new electric semitractor-trailer is in the cards. Tesla claims that the vehicle can carry a load of over 36,000-Kg, and cover a distance of nearly 800-Km on a single electric charge. Such an achievement would mean a drastic reduction of the fuel bill.

Government statistics reveal that trucks account for greenhouse gas emissions, and efforts to check this emission can provide a boost. Elon Musk has indicated that production of #electric trucks could commence from 2019.

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The market could be uncertain

New Zealand Herald reports that the demand for electric cars would keep growing as a result of tightening the norms of emission to counter global warming. Sale of such cars was slightly more than 4,000 in 2016, and this could receive a quantum jump by 2016. The trend at present is that operators want electric trucks with a small range, which can be useful in roles like delivery vans or garbage trucks. These can be charged in a reasonable timeframe.

However, when planning for long distance travel, the time taken to charge the vehicle could be a disadvantage. If it takes too long, the operators might lose interest because no one would like to wait for hours at the charging stations. Therefore, Elon Musk will have to come up with a solution for Tesla’s electric semitractor-trailer which are expected to cater to long-distance operations.

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Elon Musk has varied interests

Tesla Inc has unveiled its new electric semitractor-trailer in Hawthorne, California. Its CEO Elon Musk is an entrepreneur with varied interests that cover space research to electric cars and colonization of Mars. He is committed to the cause of global warming, and he loves to innovate. The concept of using reusable rockets for spaceflights is an example.

The proposed electric truck would have an autopilot system. Its purpose would be to keep adjusting its internal mechanisms to adapt to the changing patterns of traffic on the road. According to Tesla, there would also be a global network of solar-powered "megachargers" for a quick charge.

Electric cars are here to stay and several countries have indicated dates by which they want petrol and diesel based vehicles to be phased out. That is one method to reduce CO2 emission which is responsible for global warming. The effects are felt in the abnormal behavior of climate that gives rise to hurricanes and floods, with icebergs breaking away to drift into the oceans. These must be prevented to ensure the survival of the planet.