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Tesla Semi Makes Its First Delivery Run

• by Domenick Yoney

The Tesla Semi program appears to be in high gear. Today, CEO Elon Musk released a photo (above) on Instagram heralding the rig's first real task: take a load of freshly produced battery packs from the Gigafactory on the outskirts of Sparks, Nevada, and deliver them to the Tesla Fremont factory (A.K.A. the Mothership) in California. Just as Tesla had said it intended to do.

The route, according to Google Maps, is 258.7 miles in length, taking approximately four hours and five minutes to complete at typical speeds. If the truck can indeed live up to its range claims of 500 miles — contrary to the beliefs of some of the competition — the trip shouldn't be too tough, and the tractors can almost certainly sip from the Superchargers at the California plant.

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