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It will be a challenging new line of business for Musk, due primarily to basic physics. Semi trucks, which tow large, heavy trailers at high speeds for long distances, are by their very nature not ideal candidates for electric power.
Musk has frequently touted the truck's reveal which was originally set for September, but it's been delayed. Most recently, it was pushed to
November because, Tesla said, it needed to divert resources to help restore power in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria -- Tesla makes power storage equipment as well as cars. It also needed to attend to problems with the Model 3 sedan, only 260 of which have been made since July.
Now, at an event that will take place at 8pm tonight in California, Tesla will unveil the new truck.