A video of an electric semi overtaking two diesel semis on a steep climb has drivers of all vehicles buzzing.
The clip, posted by @HinrichsZane, shows a group of trucks driving on the Donner Pass, a mountain pass in California known for its steep roads. It amassed over 2 million views and has people talking. What caught the attention of the internet was how the Tesla easily passed by two other trucks. Diesel semis typically struggle to climb such steep hills, but the electric semi did it with seemly no trouble.
Watch the video below:
I had some thoughts about how to (safely) capture some video of the Tesla Semi vs diesel semi’s going up a steep grade. The average grade ascending the Donner Pass is 7% up to 16%. This is some of what I captured. #Tesla #teslasemi Tesla runs these semi’s daily, fully loaded up… pic.twitter.com/eEHwc1s0DB
— Zanegler (@HinrichsZane) July 14, 2023
Tesla brags that their semi can go 0 to 60 in 20 seconds, but not every driver is convinced. Some viewers speculated the Tesla wasn’t fully loaded, but @HinrichsZane claimed in his post that it was.
Other viewers are still hung up on the design of the electric truck. One viewer commented, “The only thing I find ugly about these vehicles are the overall design. Why not make them to look like their counterparts with a proper grill and that timeless look?”
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