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Tesla Unveils an Electric Rival to Semi Trucks

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In a handout photo, an artists’ rendering of Tesla’s new prototype electric truck called the Tesla Semi — Tesla via The New York Times

By Neal Boudette

Tesla has aimed to reinvent the automobile and the way electricity is generated for homes. With those efforts still in progress, it is setting out on another quest: to remake the multibillion-dollar trucking industry.

In an elaborately produced nighttime presentation by its chief executive, Elon Musk, Tesla on Thursday unveiled a prototype…

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