Tesla To Unveil Electric Big Rig

HAWTHORNE (CNS) - After a series of delays, Tesla tonight will unveil a prototype of its much-anticipated electric big rig, which is being envisioned as a potentially revolutionary advancement for an industry long criticized for its air-polluting vehicles.

``It can transform into a robot, fight aliens and make one hell of a latte,'' Musk quipped in a Twitter post Wednesday morning that was accompanied by a darkened silhouette photo showing only a vague outline of the vehicle.

Musk has made a variety of similar posts on social media in recent weeks, including one saying, ``This will blow your mind clear out of your skull and into an alternate dimension.'' Another stated: ``Worth seeing this beast in person. It's unreal.''

The unveiling of the semi has been delayed twice, with Musk explaining last month that the latest delay was due to the company ``diverting resources'' to cope with ``bottlenecks'' in production of the company's Model 3 electric car, and to focus on efforts to provide a solar power array for hurricane- devastated Puerto Rico.

Details of the truck's specifications haven't been released in advance of Thursday night's reveal, although Reuters recently reported that the truck will have a range of between 200 and 300 miles on a single charge. Various media reports have indicated that the company plans to spend the next two years ramping up its manufacturing process, with the trucks not expected to hit the roads until 2020.

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