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Tesla unveiled its new Semi truck and 'fastest production car ever' Roadster


Updated November 17, 2017 11:28 AM EST

As expected, Tesla unveiled its Semi truck Thursday night in Hawthorne, California.

The all-electric 18-wheeler has four engines and can drive up to 500 miles on a charge.

“You could deliver a load out in the middle of nowhere and come back [without charging]," Tesla CEO Elon Musk explained at the truck's coming-out party.

Like Tesla’s zippy, electric cars, Semi has a faster 0-60 mph time than its gas-guzzling competition, reaching the speed in under five seconds.

It’s also app-connected and will have "enhanced Autopilot" semi-autonomous driving capabilities.

Musk stressed that Semi will be a cost-cutter vehicle for the trucking industry, something analysts deemed to be true even ahead of its announcement.

But Tesla's announcement about its foray into trucking probably wasn't the company's most exciting presentation of the evening.

What drove out of the back of one of the Semis on stage was a surprise prototype of Tesla's new Roadster, a sports car sequel to the first Tesla model ever.

Musk said it's the "fastest production car ever," capable of reaching 60 mph from a standstill in just 1.9 seconds.

The all-wheel drive, all-electric sportster can top out "above 250 mph," Tesla says, and – most impressively, technically – it has a claimed driving range of 620 miles between charges.

The new Roadster will cost $250,000 and hit production in 2020. Tesla is asking $5,000 to place a preorder for the car.

The full price of the Semi hasn’t been announced, but it will begin production in 2019.

Still obsessed with Tesla? The tech giant and automaker is set to unveil it's latest creation, in the form of an all-electric big-rig truck Thursday at 8:00 p.m.

Elon Musk, the company's founder and CEO, tweeted about the reveal and announced that it will be live-cast on the companies website.

Musk has delayed the debut of the truck twice. Earlier this week he said the truck would "blow your mind clear out of your skull."

The big reveal will take place at Tesla's Design Studio in Hawthrone, CA.

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