Back to the Future… has to be one of my all time favourite films. Remember watching it only recently, and how at the end, when the Doc comes to pick up Marty, and he says… we got to go back to the future, and then the car flies into the air and the wheels turn in… I thought to myself, wonder if I’ll really see that happen in my lifetime.
Highly unlikely I thought. There’s still a lot of development work to do…. before we can see cars flying.
But then again, the speed of technology advancement is quite something, it could be sooner than later!
Anyhow… switching topics from one of my favourite films and flying cars… to electric trucks! – That’s right… if you were not aware, Tesla made an announcement recently.
Elon Musk, announced a new 500 mile range Electric Truck, Called the Semi Truck.
It’s an impressive machine! – but what’s most impressive is… the comparison against diesel trucks… and I mean, not just in speed and economy, but in total cost of ownership. Elon said, it’d be 20% cheaper to run than a diesel truck – $1.26 per mile compared to the diesel at $1.51
Let’s be honest – anything that reduces cost is a good thing.
Tesla are pushing the boundaries – and we’ve known that for a while.
Now, I do have a video to share with you of the press conference which was pulled together by my friends at the Verge… (at the bottom of this blog post).
There was also an introduction of the roadster at the conference.
Here’s some more stats… compared with the latest Bugatti Supercar.
I know what you’re thinking… 0 – 60 in 1.9secs? ! That is crazy!!!!
Isn’t it just! – you could nearly take off in something like that.
… I think I need to sit down.
Rocket tech applied to cars…. flying short hops…. maybe I will see flying cars in my lifetime.
As promised, here’s the press conference,