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COMMENT: With a Tweet, Musk launches Tesla’s Class 8 (sort of)

BY OLIVER DIXON. Elon Musk’s announcement of an announcement of an electric Class 8 truck inevitably grabs the imagination

Tesla’s trailing of a launch of an electric Class 8 truck – due at an event in September, according to a recent Elon Musk Tweet – raises a number of important points.

There has been increasing dialogue surrounding the viability of electric commercial vehicles over the past few months; Daimler was keen to extol the virtues of electric trucks at IAA last year, while Nikola raised more than a few eyebrows with the December unveiling of its Nikola One product. More recently, …

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