Tesla currently markets the Model 3 compact sedan, the Model Y family SUV, the large Model S sedan and the large Model X SUV. In a few months, this range will be reinforced by the Cybertruck pickup and even the Roadster supercar. But that’s not all: Elon Musk’s brand will also become a truck manufacturer. It promises the first deliveries of its Semi for the beginning of December, with already many orders from large companies such as Pepsi or Walmart.
When Renault Trucks makes fun of Tesla
It is this future Tesla Semi which is on the poster of an advertisement published a few days ago on the Youtube account of Renault Trucks, a company which no longer has a direct link with the automotive branch of the diamond brand. (it now belongs to the Volvo group). There is a large billboard announcing the upcoming arrival of the Tesla Semi, observed by a deadpan truck driver. And for good reason, the latter already drives an electric truck, from the Renault Trucks brand.
“Already two million kilometers for Renault electric trucks”
The advertisement concludes by recalling that Renault Trucks electric trucks, capable of transporting between three and 26 tonnes depending on the model, have already traveled “two million kilometres” and they did not wait for the arrival of Tesla to exist. Note that the Tesla Semi must be able to transport at least 37 tons. At Renault Truck, a new electric model capable of transporting 44 tonnes will join the range in 2023.