School of Engineering Dean Erick Jones attended the disclosing of the brand new Tesla Semi, an all-electric class 8 business semi truck, at a Dec. 1 occasion on the Gigafactory in Sparks.
Tesla and the School of Engineering have a historical past of collaborating on pupil internships and job alternatives. Most lately, engineering college students attended the Nov. 17 Tesla Demo Day to have interaction with engineering and hiring groups on the Gigafactory.
The Dec. 1 occasion showcased the primary supply of the Tesla Semi to shopper Pepsi. The Tesla Semi reportedly could have an estimated vary of 500 miles on a single cost, pulling as much as 82,000 kilos.
“I imagine this feat will problem all engineers and the subsequent era of engineers to consider design that’s revolutionary, thrilling and sustainable,” Jones wrote in a social media put up in regards to the occasion.
Jones additionally extolled Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who was inducted into the Nationwide Academy of Engineering in February.
“I had the chance final night time to look at one of many biggest engineers of our time roll out an EV tractor trailer that can enhance world sustainability, assist equitable neighborhood infrastructure and presumably enhance the driving force scarcity by the “cool” issue,” Jones wrote.
Sustainable, web round and inexperienced are a spotlight for the School of Engineering, in addition to equitable neighborhood infrastructure.