Daily Archives: April 20, 2017

Tesla will unveil electric lorry in September

Tesla will unveil an electric articulated lorry in September, chief executive Elon Musk has said.

Additionally, he said an electric pick-up truck would be shown off in around 18-24 months.

Elon Musk (Image: Getty Images)

Last year Mr Musk expressed the firm’s desire to branch out beyond cars.

However, analysts are concerned the company will not meet demand for its current projects.

The Model 3, a more mid-market car compared to what Tesla currently offers, has 400,000 pre-orders – vastly more than the company can manufacture in a year. It is due to go into production later this year.

However, despite this hurdle, investors seem confident that Mr Musk will meet his ambitious promises – Tesla’s surging stock price saw it briefly become the most valuable car maker in the US on Monday.

Speaking about the lorry, Mr Musk said his team had done an “amazing job” and the vehicle would be

“seriously next level”.

In a string of tweets sent out on Thursday, Mr Musk also said that the next version of its roadster sports car will be a convertible.

Source: BBC News

When trains get cancelled, it’s time to pedal

I am a regular train/bike commuter cycling about 8 miles a day and doing the main part of my journey on a train. However, when all trains into Euston got cancelled last night due to a fire, I was fortunate enough to get a text from a friend saying he fancied the ride, and knew the way. I was not travelling light (still had laptop and other items in my bag), but thought “what the hell”.

I’m delighted that I did. Although a regular commuter cyclist, I haven’t done a longer ride like this for well over 15 years. I had also done a 5k run earlier that day so my legs were not the freshest (there – all my excuses up-front).

We enjoyed a beautiful route through the spring evening, which included a spectacular and steep ascent of Bison Hill near Whipsnade, well described here on thecyclehub. I have set no records as my stats below show. However, there is something very joyous about not having to depend on the rail network when things go wrong.

My cycling stats