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Posted: 12/13/19 05:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Tesla designs its own semi truck seat suspension for Tesla Semi
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Just curious does the semi have an air brake system to enable it to tow any trailer.


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js218 wrote:

Just curious does the semi have an air brake system to enable it to tow any trailer.


There was an article abou this on cleantechinica.com. It apparently has the same systyms as regular tractor trailers as well as the regenerative braking. There are a bunch of videos on youtube of the two prototypes hauling various loads. I suspect they would have to have adequate braking systems to be allowed on the road for testing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DCjy5P53ns&t=7s

On this one you can hear the air brakes a bit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP0vIH8r-tE

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js218 wrote:

Just curious does the semi have an air brake system to enable it to tow any trailer.
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Tesla model X pulls a F150 Raptor !

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Someone should remind him to turn on the locker next time.

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Might help to put 2,000 pounds payload in the bed of the truck.

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Another silly video that means nothing. I fail to see why people think these things prove anything, it's just entertainment.


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Someone should remind him to turn on the locker next time.


Yeah, he was only spinning one wheel in the rear. Many people don't realize that a vehicle tug of war is all about traction, not power. The first to break their traction is generally one who loses.

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Amazing...pee'd for 5 minutes

Wonder if they all do this and if other models likewise


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