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Tesla Semi cockpit details revealed in clearest interior pictures yet


The Tesla Semi was recently showcased in Sacramento, CA for the CALSTART Advanced Tech Vehicle Display and the 2030 Clean Transportation Summit Reception, and it was in the region long enough for some enthusiasts to capture detailed photos of its inside. The images reveal a Model 3-esque interface, a mysterious third pedal, and a car that is battle-scarred from thousands of kilometers of real-world testing.

Tesla community member u/rygel_fievel in the r/TeslaMotors subreddit noted that the Semi looks like a car that is continually used, as evidenced by the scratches on its own piano black cup holders, stains on its driver’s seat, and even some bugs on the windshield. It was seen why Tesla didn’t opt to detail the Semi prior to showcasing the vehicle at the event, but it is pretty difficult to deny that the all-electric truck definitely looks the part of a long-hauler that’s in constant service.

The Tesla Semi. (Photo: rygelfievel/Reddit)The Tesla Semi. (Photo: rygelfievel/Reddit)

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Noticeable from one of the pictures of the truck’s inside is a tiny third pedal positioned beside the brake pedal. Tesla has not posted any information about this particular component, though speculations among the community suggest that the pedal is a mechanical parking brake, which can be used in certain vehicles. The twin Model 3-esque displays on each side of the Semi’s steering wheel are also quite intriguing, with the ideal screen featuring Navigation, along with the left being committed for the all-electric truck’s settings. The Semi’s left screen seems to feature a dark theme also, making its GUI really easy on the eyes.

The details on the Semi’s prototype’s inside are most definitely not finalized yet, but the current setup of the test vehicle is already well thought-out. The long-hauler’s central driving position gives a way for drivers to get a commanding view of the road, and both side camera feeds on the left and right displays make it possible for operators to see what’s happening in the Semi’s blind spots constantly. These design options all but emphasize a central theme with the Semi: it will be a truck that is simple to operate, feature-rich, and most of all, safe.

The Tesla Semi. (Photo: rygelfievel/Reddit)The Tesla Semi. (Photo: rygelfievel/Reddit)The Tesla Semi. (Photo: rygelfievel/Reddit)

The Tesla Semi prototype being showcased at Sacramento is one of two working test mules for the motor vehicle. According to enthusiasts who formerly sighted the Semi, the silver unit is a hand-built prototype that is largely made of carbon fiber. The car is also reportedly equipped with a whopping 26-camera setup, some of which are set up on the truck’s side mirrors, rear, and windshield. The silver Semi prototype reportedly has a range of 300 miles per charge also.

Being a Class 8 truck, the Tesla Semi has the potential to be a disruptor in the trucking market. The long-hauler shares components with the Model 3, for example as its motors, door handles, air vents, and displays. Thanks to its four electric motors, the Semi can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 5 seconds flat without freight. With a full load, the truck is still quick on its feet, hitting 60 mph in about 20 seconds. Tesla noted that the Semi would enter first production sometime in 2019, though subsequent statements by the electric car maker point to a ramp in 2020.

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