Tesla Semi is quicker than Model 3? Did I catch that right?

Bruce D

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Please tell me I messed up there. 0-60 in 5 seconds? The long-range Model 3 in 5.1 seconds? How can this be? Please tell me a software update is forthcoming.
 

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It's all to do with motors, battery output, cost etc..

The Semi has 4 motors and probably 3x the battery than the 3 ... and the 3 was designed to be cheaper.
 

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I see this as they are sandbagging the Model 3 to keep separation from the Model S. I posted this in another thread but I'd be shocked if the LR Model 3 is as slow as 5 seconds once someone tests it. I suspect it'll be between 4.4 and 4.8 secs.
 

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Please tell me I messed up there. 0-60 in 5 seconds? The long-range Model 3 in 5.1 seconds? How can this be? Please tell me a software update is forthcoming.
Yes, but the Semi won't fit in my garage and my neighborhood association doesn't allow large vehicles (motor-homes, large campers/trailers and, presumably, semis) to be parked on the street, so it's a moot point for me. ;)
 

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Yep. It’s faster by a hair. But keep in mind, that’s unloaded. Not too many trucks will be going faster than the other Teslas since they’ll be hauling trailers with stuff
 

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Ha! What I said. Unloaded it's not that strange.

Don't you also find all that belching smoke and burning rubber so very primitive?
It should be outlawed...
 

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I see this as they are sandbagging the Model 3 to keep separation from the Model S.
We may see a software update, as we did with the S, but not because they are sandbagging (not in Elon's make-up, I suspect), but rather because they are cautious. OTOH, if you think 5.1 seconds is slow...

Thank you kindly.
 

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The power available to that truck is stunning. But it is Model 3 motors and battery packs so it is a brilliant demonstration of what this tech will do. How fast will the dual motor be, well under 5. What is the real range? Time will tell.