Elon Musk is set to unveil Tesla's first electric truck today.
The highly-anticipated reveal of the prototype big-rig at its design studio in California, will take place at 3pm (AEST) and will be live-streamed here.
The Tesla CEO has been tight-lipped on the capabilities of the ‘Tesla Semi' but said it will "blow your mind clear out of your skull".
Tesla Semi Truck unveil to be webcast live on Thursday at 8pm! This will blow your mind clear out of your skull and into an alternate dimension. Just need to find my portal gun …
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 12, 2017
Reuters has suggested it could be self-driving after seeing email correspondence about potential road tests between the car company and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
Voxsays the Class 8 truck (classification of vehicles that weigh more than 33,000 pounds, including tractor-trailer rigs) is understood to have a rage of 300 miles.
Reuters says "several Silicon Valley companies" see promise in the autonomous long-haul truck industry because of consistent highway speeds and the scarcity of cross-traffic.
“Semi specs are better than anything I’ve seen reported so far. Semi eng/design team work is aces, but other needs are greater right now,” Musk tweeted in October, announcing the second delay.
“It can transform into a robot, fight aliens and make one hell of a latte,” he added on Wednesday.
It can transform into a robot, fight aliens and make one hell of a latte pic.twitter.com/8h9vvWu4f5
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 15, 2017
The billionaire has forecast large-scale production within a couple of years.