Is Tesla betting it can rapidly change current battery equation by 2019?
On a follow up podcast, Tesla offered its view of the likely economics of its new truck, for which it is now taking orders for claimed delivery in 2019. “If a trucker travels 90,000 miles a year – let’s say the cost of fuel for a diesel truck is $2.70 a gallon. And let’s say that’s 35 cents per mile. If you think about that, for fuel alone, that’s $31,000 to $32,000 that that trucker is spending,” a Tesla spokesperson said.