Speaker 1: Welcome to Sparks, Nevada, set of the Tesla Gigafactory and our Tesla semi truck manufacturing facility as effectively. So, uh, yeah, I can not consider it has been 5 years. Um, so we, we unveiled the Tesla semi, uh, 5 years in the past. Um, it has been loads that is occurred since then, say the least. Um, so we’re extremely excited tonight to really ship our first manufacturing Tesla semi vans <snort>. So, uh, [00:00:30] individuals may marvel why construct a semi-truck? Um, cuz in case you have a look at the precise unit quantity, it is, it is small in comparison with passenger automobiles. So for passenger automobiles, you recognize this on the order of, uh, nearly 100 million which are bought yearly. And whereas semi vans, it is uh, like for 4 or 500,000,
Speaker 2: Not even, yeah, it is a couple hundred thousand class, eight vans a 12 months globally. Yeah. Yeah. Or no, no, no, sorry. That is uss. Yeah, yeah,
Speaker 1: Yeah. So it is, it is, so there’s, [00:01:00] so the US is like 15 million passenger automobiles and a pair hundred thousand semi-truck. So it looks as if a small share, however, uh, it is really 20% of US car emissions since you, you have received an enormous car and it is being pushed, uh, on a regular basis. So while you issue within the, the variety of hours pushed and the, the load that it is carrying, it is really, though it is only one% of auto manufacturing, it is 20% of auto emissions. Uh, and it is over a 3rd of, of all of the particulate [00:01:30] emissions. So from a kind of well being standpoint, notably in like cities, this can be a large, uh, impression, like gigantic.
Speaker 2: We have been by way of sizzling, chilly, snow, rain, we have been placing this factor by way of alls paces within the lab in addition to in the actual world. You realize, the simulation crew has been doing an unbelievable job of with the ability to scale all of that, you recognize, within the, uh, digital facet. And the opposite factor is that we’re gonna take these and we’re gonna put our cash the place our mouth is, and we’re gonna put these on into our personal fleet, into our personal provide chain. And we’re gonna use this to move items between [00:02:00] our factories and our suppliers as a result of we consider in it, not simply from a mission perspective and a price perspective, however as a result of we need to shut that suggestions loop. We gotta get that studying as quick as we will. We wish it straight from the drivers. We wish it straight from the service techs which are engaged on it. We’re gonna take all that information that is coming in and proceed torin the product to make it higher identical to we do on the automotive facet.
Speaker 1: We’re utilizing the, uh, cogno wrap wraps go away. So primarily we’re utilizing the plaid mannequin s mannequin X energy prepare, [00:02:30] and, um, however we’re really enabling the 2 of the drive models to really disconnect in order that they don’t seem to be freeze spinning effectivity is definitely a lot larger in crews.
Speaker 2: Yeah, that is actually distinctive. I imply, we’re going with a strive motor system. One in every of them is continually engaged, in order that’s for optimum effectivity. You are getting on a freeway that is doing the majority of the work, and it is working on the peak effectivity level of the whole drivetrain. After which the opposite two models are for torque and acceleration. So when the, the motive force wants it to get [00:03:00] their job accomplished, whether or not that is, you recognize, getting out of a loading dock or it is on the highway, they should go any individual, you are tackling a grade, you might have the torque and energy to do it. And the cool factor is that these are clutched mechanically, so no driver enter wanted, but it surely’s additionally seamless. So the freeway effectivity unit is cruising alongside, doing its factor, and if the motive force places their foot to the ground, the torque unit spin up clutching gauges and takes over and it does all of that earlier than we have maxed out the torque on the effectivity unit. So it is fully clean. There isn’t any turbo lag or jerkiness or something like [00:03:30] that. No driver enter wanted. It is clean, each by way of acceleration and deceleration for regen. It is, uh, actually cool taking place all behind the scenes in order that that truck’s clocking it at 82, that that is weighing 82,000 kilos. And while you see that go shot once more,
Speaker 2: You will discover, you will discover that speedometer is climbing, you recognize, we’re going 6% and accelerating up that grade. Yeah, that is, yeah, that is the place it is available in.
Speaker 1: Yeah, it is, it is actually, it is, it is like driving a, a traditional automotive, not like driving a truck. [00:04:00] Um, it is simply that you simply’re, you are transferring 82,000 kilos. Yeah. Um,
Speaker 2: Yeah. So any freeway grade you come throughout, you’ll be able to deal with at pace. Yeah. You realize, there isn’t any compromise,
Speaker 1: No decelerate. Nope.
Speaker 2: And the opposite magnificence is that you simply, you have received all this energy going up, however you even have it happening. And what which means is you have received regenerative braking. So moderately than utilizing a Jake break or engine braking like a diesel truck does, the place you must fear about hitting your shifts, in case you miss a gear, you are onto your brakes and doubtlessly in a runway state of affairs, you do not have to fret about any of that. There isn’t any shifting of nothing. And so the [00:04:30] regen, recaptures all that power as you are happening these grades. However on high of it, it is also a safer system for not simply the motive force, however everyone on the highway as a result of there isn’t any gear to overlook. However yeah, customary journey down to 5 Oh, nice. High quality. By means of LA site visitors building, you recognize, we received the bypass on the way in which station, however you recognize, operating full 80 or simply beneath 82, full deliveries. Nothing to cover. Yeah.
Speaker 1: Yeah. Actual world. It is,
Speaker 2: [00:05:00] Yeah, it, you probably did take one restroom break for there, there’s a required necessary 30 minute break inside the first eight hours of operation. Okay. Took a small restroom break, however that was it.
Speaker 1: Yep.
Speaker 2: All proper. I imply, the crew’s accomplished a number of superior work. I imply, we,
Speaker 1: We
Speaker 2: Went into the wind tunnel, um, with this actually cool mannequin rolling highway, the entire 9 yards and pulled in a number of the learnings and all our options from the automotive facet that, you recognize, give us such nice actual world effectivity there and actually wanna guarantee that the, you recognize, the truck and the trailer should work collectively. You realize, this can be a mixture. This isn’t simply the truck. If you happen to optimize one, you [00:05:30] really may disrupt the entire mixture. And so we spent a number of time each, you recognize, just about, but additionally within the wind tunnel to make this occur. And actually some subsequent stage engineering to, uh, of all the pieces they needed to do there. And, you recognize, it means that we have a very environment friendly truck,
Speaker 1: Like with mainly no coaching, you’ll be able to drive this, um, you recognize, you must assume larger while you’re driving it <snort>. Uh, but it surely’s not like, uh, it isn’t onerous to drive. It is very easy. And we put the middle, it put the seen the middle for max visibility, [00:06:00] low circulate, you’ll be able to get up within the cabin.
Speaker 2: Yeah. And that is really like a very massive deal. I imply, and I imply, you are a tall man, you on, like, you are capable of get up simply nice. And you recognize, good factor is, is that in case you’re a truck driver and also you’re out through the day and it is, you recognize, it is chilly, it is snowy, no matter you will get in, and this is not a sleeper cab, this can be a day cabin, and you’ll nonetheless get up and you’ll, you recognize, shed your jacket, put it on the wall, all within the consolation. You possibly can put your coveralls on wall within the cab. So in case you both go do a grimy job, you are able to do that comfortably versus being out within the parts. In order that’s, you recognize, that stage of house is, you recognize, unparalleled. And we had been in a position to do this with some fairly modern [00:06:30] packaging. And on high of it, there’s loads of cargo storage, you recognize, for drivers that must convey any instruments, different tools alongside. And to not point out, you recognize, we have the plugins, the wi-fi charging, all the pieces they want on the, uh, digital facet as effectively.
Speaker 1: O clearly to cost at a truck like this rapidly, you want, uh, excessive powered chargers. So we developed a megawatt class charger because it’s able to charging at a megawatt to DC Yeah. Um, and it is our subsequent era immersive cooling. So it is, it is liquid cooled. Uh, so you do not want like a [00:07:00] gigantic elephant trunk of a cable. You possibly can even have a small, small cable and that cable delivers a megawatt. So the way forward for transport officer requires a sustainable power infrastructure. So that you gotta have all facets of the, the power query answered, uh, sustainable energy era. Uh, then you definately’ve gotta retailer the facility and then you definately switch the facility to the car. So just like the three pillars of a sustainable power future are sustainable energy era, uh, with photo voltaic [00:07:30] and wind. Uh, I am really a fan of nuclear, um, which we must always help <snort>, um, and, and, uh, geothermal and plenty of others, however issues which are sustainable, uh, long run, we, we, uh, you, you, however, however issues like wind and photo voltaic are intermittent, so you must have the battery pack to retailer the power so when the wind would not blow and the solar would not shine, you continue to have power and you can even buffer the facility so you are not overloading the grid with spike hundreds.
Speaker 2: Yeah. And our semi prospects are actively deploying this right this moment. And, you recognize, we’re working with [00:08:00] them in order that they’ve a pathway to get in direction of, you recognize, 100% sustainable future, you recognize, however now we have all of this at our disposal, you recognize, business, photo voltaic and mega pack. And, you recognize, the mega pack is nice as a result of not solely can it do issues like peak shaving or a number of the different, uh, power modulation, but it surely additionally gives a type of redundancy and backup. I imply, if we’re gonna ask, you recognize, a fleet to tackle these vans and run them, they want to make sure that they’re gonna be capable to cost them and maintain their fleet operating the, the quantity of powder outage. And that is one of many issues that we will do with the megapack on website as effectively.
Speaker 1: All [00:08:30] proper. So, um, yeah. Thanks all. Thanks all for coming. Uh, it is, it has been an extended fi lengthy journey alongside 5 years, uh, however uh, that is gonna actually revolutionize the roads and I feel make the world a greater place in a, in a significant means. Um, so thanks to your help, uh, by way of all of the years.