Video: Tesla Semi Truck Spotted Showing Off Acceleration

A Tesla semi truck was recently filmed showcasing its acceleration on a back road near Tesla’s three facilities. The video was captured by motorist Richard Fielder in the San Francisco Bay Area in California, and was posted to Youtube on Tuesday, February 20th. The clip, which has since gone viral, shows the bobtail truck cruising along an industrial road at approximately 25 mph, when it suddenly accelerates forward with little more than a slight whine from the engine and a small screeching of tires. The short video has left many viewers with varying opinions over the usefulness of the electric semi truck and its apparent acceleration capabilities. “You just sold every semi truck driver. That acceleration is like watching a cartoon,” commented one. “And then the battery was dead…” wrote another.