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Tesla's lorries could travel 300 miles on one charge

Tesla's new electric lorries could travel 300 miles on a single charge.

The US-based company are currently working on a range of electric semi vehicles and it has now been claimed that these will be able to travel a huge distance without needing to be recharged.

Scott Perry, an executive at fleet operator Ryder System Inc., said: "I'm not going to count them out for having a strategy for longer distances or ranges, but right out of the gate I think that's where they'll start ... This tech is being seen as a major potential differentiator. Everyone wants to understand how real it is."

Tesla wouldn't comment on the speculation other than to say that they could not confirm or deny the claims.

It comes after Tesla revealed they are working on a music streaming service that they can offer to those who purchase their vehicles.

A spokesman said: "We believe it's important to have an exceptional in-car experience so our customers can listen to the music they want from whatever source they choose. Our goal is to simply achieve maximum happiness for our customers."

And the team also showed how they are working with the Shanghai government to look at manufacturing their cars in China so they can reduce importation costs.

Bill Russo, managing director of Gao Feng Advisory Co. and a former head of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV's Chrysler unit in China, said at the time: "The entrance of Tesla into local production is a necessary step for Tesla to gain relevance in the world's largest EV market. Tesla's participation thus far has been limited to imported Model S and Model X cars. However, unlocking the mass market will require a price point that is only achievable with a locally produced Model 3."

Whilst Fu Yuwu, president of the Society of Automotive Engineers of China, added: "It's just at the right moment for Tesla to localise production because China now has suppliers with world-leading technology. Tesla will also need to develop customized mass-market products for Chinese market, which is unique from the rest of the world."

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