Tesla Announces New Roadster Car and an Electric Semi Truck

Episode 1441 (02:19)

Tesla Semi

Tesla founder Elon Musk has announced a new Roadster and an electric semi truck. Elon made a lot of money in his youth by creating an e-payment system that eventually merged with Paypal. He then used that money to fund a couple of other ventures, including SpaceX, with plans for colonizing Mars in the next ten years or even sooner. The other company he founded was Tesla which started with the Model S electric car. He then added other models like the Model X and more recently the Model 3.

Tesla's new semi truck will have a range of 500 miles, it can use a "mega" charger which will be able to charge most of its capacity in a half hour, and there are already several big companies that on the list to buy it. The Roadster will be available in 2019, and it's a $200,000 car. All of the Teslas already have amazing acceleration, but the Roadster takes it up a notch. It can do 0-60 in 1.9 seconds.

Read more at money.cnn.com.