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Old 12-08-2017, 04:22 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Xist View Post
Has anyone mentioned the 5-second 0 - 60? I am not sure how much that matters to anyone here, but other people seem very excited about that.

According to, a semi without trailer can do 0 - 60 in 10 seconds, it takes 20 seconds with an empty trailer, and 35 seconds if fully-loaded.

Perhaps the Tesla could hit 60 with an empty trailer in 10 seconds and 17.5 with a full load, but would it?

People commented in this discussion that fast acceleration is irrelevant to trucking often prevented by the computer.

Still, wouldn't it be nice to be behind a semi that accelerates decently?
As someone who drives a truck, actual acceleration is nearly meaningless to me. At best something of a side bonus. Much more valuable is how well it can climb with a load. That right there puts money in a driver's pocket when terrain is involved.

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