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Tesla’s Semi trucks ship Tesla’s battery packs

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Tesla Semi heavy-duty trucks carry battery packs fromNevada. (Elon Musk via Instagram)

“Eat Your Own Dog Food” is an aphorism referring to the Microsoft tradition of using its own software products, but it applies equally well to the first production cargo trip of Tesla’s all-electric truck — which carried battery packs from Tesla’s Gigafactory in Nevada to its car assembly plant in Fremont, Calif.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk spotlighted the start of the 260-mile journey on Instagram.

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By Alan Boyle

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