San Francisco - Tesla’s all-electric semi truck isn’t supposed to go into production until 2019, but multiple prototypes have already been spotted driving around California. The first on-road sighting was in January, near Sunnyvale. Now, a little over a month later, there’s been another appearance of the near-silent semi. But this time it’s been spotted in a much more interesting location: a highway that connects Tesla’s Fremont factory to its Gigafactory 1 (G1) in Sparks, Nevada.
Driver Vlad Fed recorded his recent encounter with the semi truck in Sacramento, approximately 102.9 miles away from the Fremont facility and 157.3 miles away from G1, according to Teslarati. Considering the semi truck is said to have a range of 500 miles, it should be able to make the trip between the two destinations quite easily.
We can infer the semi’s route is between the two Tesla locations based on a few bits of information: the first clue is that, in 2017, Tesla sought approval to test its semis in both Nevada and California.