The Tesla Semi all-electric truck is coming, and it looks set to stun. When a spy shot of the new vehicle hit social media last week, one designer used the opportunity to produce high-resolution images of how Elon Musk’s project may look when the prototype is unveiled next month.
Anticipation is running high for the electric truck, set to be unveiled on November 16. Public comments by Musk point to a vehicle that makes use of Tesla Model 3 components to deliver a truck that handles “like a sports car.” Oh, and it’s going to be powerful.
“With the Tesla Semi, we want to show that an electric truck can out torque any diesel semi,” Musk said in an April TED talk. “If you had a tug-of-war competition, the Tesla Semi will tug the diesel semi uphill.”
Jan Peisert, a web designer based in Düsseldorf, Germany, that runs Peisert Design, used last week’s leaked image alongside a teaser shared by Musk himself back in April. Peisert compared the two and produced multiple images, some that show the Tesla Semi on its own and others that show it alongside the Nikola One, a hydrogen-powered electric truck set to launch in 2021:
Peisert also produced an image of an alternative configuration of the semi truck:
The design has also moved on since Peisert produced a Tesla truck rendering back in February, before details had energed.
“The design is very Tesla-like, and fits nicely into the brand’s design language,” Peisert tells Inverse. “I think in terms of design, it can’t be too futuristic, the people need to get used to electric semis first before Tesla can go crazy on the design, maybe in the second generation. I quite like the clean look of it. Especially compared to the already modern looking Nikola One, the Tesla stands out quite nicely.”
Watch Peisert’s design process in the video below: