Gas for Transport

Tesla’s electric truck poses a threat to LNG

The launch of Tesla’s electric truck, which has a range of 800 km, is a major cause for concern for LNG vehicles The launch of Tesla’s electric truck, which has a range of 800 km, is a major cause for concern for LNG vehicles.
By The Wildcat 17 November 2017 0 28438
The shape of things to come? The Tesla Semi electric truck. (Tesla)

Tesla revealed its new electric truck at a much-hyped launch event in California on Thursday night, a milestone that will have companies operating in the gas-for-transport sector worried. 

Tesla has a reputation for disrupting the automotive market with its electric vehicles. But while a truck may look incongruous among its line-up of sporty saloons and SUVs, the haulage sector is ripe for technological revolution.

The Tesla Semi is a heavy goods vehicle capable of hauling a 36-ton load – the legal limit on highways in...