Tesla keeps innovating, the company will launch electric trucks capable of traveling 200 and even 300 miles on a charge. Elon Musk, the Chief Executive Officer of the company, has promised to release a prototype the coming month. He wants to create a vehicle that can compete with the trucks powered by diesel. This is the beginning of a new era, it's changing the way we live. Scott Perry, an executive from Ryder System Inc, met with Tesla executives to talk about it. Tesla has made no comments on how far the truck will be able to travel, the cargo capacity or the price. But Elon Musk has acknowledged that Tesla has met with potential buyers.

Increase production

Musk hopes that the production will be massive in a couple of years, which could open a new market for the California-based company.

This will be a great challenge, Musk warned that the company will increase the production of its Model 3 sedan, thus, bracing for “manufacturing hell” soon. The car company wants to produce 5,000 cars per week by the end of 2017 and double the output for the next year. The shares of the car company have increased 65% this year, but some people believe that Musk won't be able to reach his goals. They think that the company will never become a huge manufacturer of vehicles.

Musk has great goals

The Tesla CEO has a lot of ambitions, and one of them is the conquest of Mars. He has always challenged conventional wisdom, he has an innovating way of thinking. In June, the Tesla CEO repeated his promise of a long-haul big rig powered by batteries. The prototype will be launched soon, it has some disadvantages when compared with the vehicles powered by diesel, but the vehicle has a huge potential in the US market.

Sandeep Kar, from Toronto-based Fleet Complete, states that 30% of the US trucking jobs are regional trips that range between 100 and 200 miles.

This truck is ideal for relatively short distances

A prototype like the one that Tesla plans to launch soon is great to move from warehouses to retail establishments or from ports to close cities. Sandeep Kar states that while the truck breaks 200 miles, Musk can claim that it's a long haul. Transportation companies want to reduce their operating costs and emissions, thus, they are interested in electric trucks. One of the greatest challenges is that the batteries required for electric trucks would be too large, thus, little room would be left for the cargo.