In announcing the Tesla Semi, Elon Musk made no secret of the fact that it will be much quicker than any diesel alternatives.

However, do long-haul truck drivers even care about performance? According to the UK’s Road Haulage Association (RHA), they don’t.

Speaking to Autocar earlier this week, RHA policy advisor Rod McKenzie said performance figures aren’t relevant to truck drivers and the lack of charging points and minimal range of the Tesla are huge concerns.

“Hauliers don’t care about these claimed figures. They’re not relevant to us. We’re not looking for performance, not least because lorries’ speed is limited to 56mph.

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