Reply to post: Re: Tesla semi?

Tesla launches electric truck it guarantees won't break for a million miles

Jonathan Schwatrz

Re: Tesla semi?

"....Bollocks - most of the time brakes barely get warm which is an indication of how much energy there is to be recovered...." Er, no. A lot of truck fires are started by the brakes getting so hot that they set light to trailer. This is why truck drivers are trained on "stab" braking and the use of Jacobs brakes (engine braking through making a number of the engine's cylinders act as air compressors to slow the truck). Big hint - a loaded semi is 40 tons!

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