30 Nov ProSport Tries Out Tesla’s Electric Big Rig
ProSport decided, like many other curious companies, to give the new Tesla Electric Big Rig a try. According to a recent Reuter’s report, if an organization wants to put in for one, they have to pay a $5,000 deposit. Very reputable companies have already paid for multiple orders, including major chains such as Wal-Mart, who are getting fifteen of the futuristic trucks, as well as other well-known fleet operators like J.B. Hunt. ProSport hopes to be just as successful in 2018 with one of the newest, most innovative cargo transport vehicles on the road, and they will be pleased to know that the safety features will keep their truck drivers (as well as other vehicles) protected in the event of human error.
For example, one of the biggest causes of big rig accidents in the United States are truck drivers falling asleep behind the wheel. These dedicated drivers work for very long hours in a lot of instances and, according to The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), drowsy driving is the cause of about 100,000 accidents every year. This is one of the reasons that a feature called Enhanced Auto Pilot has been added to these new electric big rigs.
If a truck driver is on a long route, and he or she begins to spontaneously switch lanes, then the feature will not allow them to…it effectively stops the truck from coming into contact with other vehicles. The average freight cargo weight is about 80,000 lbs. according to reports, and the huge truck can actually go from 0 to 60 mph in about 20 seconds! That’s major for a truck this size, and the drivers who take it on its first road runs will be pleasantly surprised. Tesla’s new electric big rigs are what the future of cargo transport look like, and will make electricity, safety and efficiency work together in harmony for truck drivers in the coming years.