Tesla Motors is undeniably one of the greatest innovators in the world of technology and automobiles. They have made the electric vehicle into something much more legitimate and viable than any other company in the past.

Of course, the mind behind most all of these innovations has been Elon Musk. Musk has made a career out of coming up with outside the box solutions to major issues in the world. He played a leading role in the creation of PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla Motors, and many others.

Tesla Motors successfully created incredibly efficient and state of the art electric luxury vehicles. The company has now shifted into making more practical vehicles that are accessible to middle class buyers. They have begun production of cars which are just a fraction of the cost of the original Tesla Model S or the newer Model X. It now appears that they are looking to access another category of the industry.

Elon Musk has made it clear that the company is actually looking to develop a semi truck and a pickup truck. These innovations could completely shake up the industry, as electric versions of these are not present on the market today.

He took to Twitter announcing the expected unveiling of the new semi truck.

 

In a plan about the production Musk stated, “We believe the Tesla Semi will deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo transport, while increasing safety and making it really fun to operate.” It is not clear when this type of vehicle will actually be produced. But it will be interesting to see how the company begins to shift into markets for a semi truck and possibly a pickup truck.

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Jake Leahy is a Staff Writer for Hypeline News, frequent contributor on 560 the Answer in Chicago, and a student at Deerfield High School (IL). Follow him on Twitter @jakealeahy.

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