There is some weird stuff going on at the moment over on the Tesla Semi website. Sawyer Merritt, co-founder of TwinBirch and a big Tesla follower, reported some interesting changes to the Tesla Semi website.
Special peak for Android users or Elon hating on Apple and Windows
If you click that link above, you might not see anything different from yesterday’s build. But if you poke around, you’ll notice the reserve button is broken and just reloads the page. Also, there are some differences between what iPhone and PC users are seeing compared to those using an android phone. In the photo above, the left image is from an iPhone, while the right is my own ROG Phone 5S, which is android-based.
There are three big differences between the two photos. The first is the removal of one motor from the drivetrain. On the older site it listed four independent motors; the new site only says three.
Also, the price and deposit fee is missing from the new site build. It is replaced with a fuel savings estimate of $200,000 over three years. We know that’s a bit of a blasphemy, because you’re changing from liquid fuel to “electric fuel,” and we haven’t been told the price per charge up.
New videos and interior photos, but no ‘butt in seat’ photos yet
I hate when we get these fancy interior photos but they lack the important part, the driver. I’m one for having a “butt in the seat” when I see a new truck. I want to be able to judge how a human being looks in the cab.
The Tesla Semi uses a cockpit style approach in the driver position. The driver is set center in the cab, not like the left or right seat style of the rest of the industry.
Also, what about the bunk? Is the Tesla Semi an overgrown day cab? There’s a lot of wind resistance if that is the case.
I’d expect high tech sleeping quarters from Elon. Maybe even a built-in Starlink for owners. I’m sure they can handle the mobile subscription with that $200,000 in “fuel savings.”