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Tesla's electric semi trucks deliver their first cargo

Steven Adams
| Thursday, March 8, 2018, 11:27 p.m.
This photo provided by Tesla shows the front of the new electric semitractor-trailer unveiled on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The move fits with Tesla CEO Elon Musk's stated goal for the company of accelerating the shift to sustainable transportation.
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This photo provided by Tesla shows the front of the new electric semitractor-trailer unveiled on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The move fits with Tesla CEO Elon Musk's stated goal for the company of accelerating the shift to sustainable transportation.

Electric Tesla Semi trucks hauled their first production cargo from their own Gigafactory in the Nevada mountains to the company's car factory in Fremont, California.

Chief Executive Elon Musk shared an Instagram post on Wednesday of the two rigs on display prior to departing the Sparks, Nev., plant.

And they're off!

An then a stop to recharge because the trip is longer than the 500-mile range of the trucks.

Travelers have recently spotted the trucks making runs without trailers along that route near Sacramento. This YouTube video caught the Semi in action.

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