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Elon Musk’s Telsa Semi spotted for the first time thanks to spy-drone footage

A SPYING drone has reportedly captured footage of one of the experimental Tesla Semi trucks.

The vehicle was filmed in action on the test track at Tesla’s Fremont factory.

The drone footage is said to show the highly anticipated Tesla Semi truck


The drone footage is said to show the highly anticipated Tesla Semi truckCredit: YouTube / Chris Nguyen

Videographer Chris Nguyen captured the footage by flying his drone over the Tesla site.

Nguyen then uploaded two short video clips to YouTube and explained in the captions how he believed it was the upcoming Tesla Semi.

The truck can be seen driving behind a Tesla Model Y.

Some experts think the Model Y was filming the truck for promotional reasons.

The truck can be seen following a Tesla Model Y


The truck can be seen following a Tesla Model YCredit: YouTube / Chris Nguyen

According to InsideEVs, the Tesla Semi could go into pilot manufacturing in July.

It reported that filming on the test track could hint marketing videos are on their way.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk previously revealed that the trucks will come with the standard Tesla autopilot mode that would allow for semi-autonomous driving on main roads.

The trucks are highly anticipated because they’re all-electric battery-powered and aim to greatly reduce the CO2 emissions currently produced by the trucking industry.

Tesla is also marketing the Semi as the “safest truck ever” and says it’s comfortable and cost effective.

Musk is hoping to install a global network of “Megachargers” for the trucks that will be solar-powered and recharge a truck battery in 30 minutes, giving it 400 miles of energy.

Who is Elon Musk?

Here’s what you need to know…

Elon Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa in 1971.

As a 12-year-old child he taught himself computer programming and sold the code of a video game to a PC magazine for $500 (£300).

At 17, he moved to Canada to study, before gaining two degrees in physics and business at the University of Pennsylvania.

At the age of 24 he moved to California to start a Ph.D. in applied physics and material science at Stanford University – but left the programme after just two days to pursue other projects.

Now 49, he is the founder and CEO of SpaceX, co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors, co-founder and chairman of SolarCity, co-chairman of Opan AI, co-founder of Zip2 and founder of, which merged with PayPal.

He’s also working on a human brain chip project called Neuralink.

His stated aim is to reduce global warming and save humans from extinction by setting up a colony on Mars.

The billionaire inventor is also working on the world’s largest lithium-ion battery to store renewable energy.

Elon Musk tells an audience how he thinks government will work on Mars

In other news, Apple is quietly working on a “mixed-reality headset” to launch next year, insiders have claimed.

WhatsApp is having another go at getting all users to accept controversial new privacy terms.

And, a new feature for the Apple Find My app could let you know if someone is stalking you.

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