Tesla fans can win a chance to drive its electric Semi before anyone else — here’s how

The Semi will be an important test of Tesla's production capabilities.

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The Semi will be an important test of Tesla’s production capabilities.
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  • Tesla customers who sign up friends for the company’s newsletter through a referral link will be entered into a raffle to “race” Tesla’s forthcoming electric semi-truck, the Semi, around one of the company’s test tracks.
  • The raffle is part of Tesla’s referral program, which rewards customers who encourage friends to purchase the company’s vehicles.

Tesla‘s referral program rewards customers who encourage friends to purchase the company’s vehicles with prizes like a Powerwall 2 home battery or invitations to major Tesla events.

Now, Tesla customers who get a friend to sign up for the company’s newsletter through a referral link will be entered into a raffle to “race” Tesla’s forthcoming electric semi-truck, the Semi, around one of the company’s test tracks.

Tesla customers will get an entry for each friend they get to sign up and their friend will be entered into the raffle as well. Tesla will draw one winner each week, according to the company’s website. The promotion will run from February 1 to April 30.

If you’re one of the lucky few to get selected, you’ll have to pay your own way to the company’s test track in California. But once there, you’ll have the chance to compete for other prizes. Tesla said on its website that it will award those who manage to get the best track time in its big rig.

The Semi was unveiled in November 2017 and featured specs that surpassed many predictions. The truck will have a 500-mile range per charge, the ability to drive 400 miles on a 30-minute charge, the ability to go from 0-60 mph in five seconds without any cargo and in 20 seconds while carrying 80,000 pounds of cargo, which will make the vehicle an important test of Tesla’s production capabilities.

While the truck is scheduled to go into production in 2019, a video posted to YouTube on January 17 showed what appeared to be a Semi prototype driving on a public road in California.