The public finally got a first glimpse of the Tesla semi and it got some people excited of what other innovations the EV company has in its sleeves. 

According to a report, the public appearance was courtesy of businessman and Tesla fan Jerome Mends-Cole who also owns SacTesla, a group that rents out electric vehicles like the Model 3, Model S and Model X. Cole has close ties with Tesla’s Rocklin Store and the owner claimed that he got a call that said the Tesla Semi will be visiting the Rocklin headquarters. 

Per the report, the Tesla Semi made an impression thanks to the truck’s front truck or frunk. This is because the cargo space is quite impressive and one can imagine a number of uses for the electric vehicle’s extra space. 

The semi also looked gorgeous in fire engine red and Tesla engineers allowed Jerome and his son, who visited the Rocklin Store, to take photos of the massive vehicle. The semi truck looks pretty futuristic, especially with the driver space situated right smack in the middle of the cabin. What’s curious, however, is how the semi’s frunk looks about as big as that of the Model S and the Model X, although Jerome pointed out that there could be room for expansion. 

The extra space is a big advantage to truckers who often cover short routes. Diesel-powered sleeper cabs are notorious for having small cabin space so the Tesla semi, which can travel approximately 300 to 500 miles on a full charge, will offer an advantage. 

The appearance of the Tesla semi is an exciting precedent to the EV company’s other utility vehicle, the Tesla pickup truck. The design of the semi, although not as outlandish as what people expect from the pickup, still gives a glimpse of the exciting possibilities of the future vehicle.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk once described the upcoming pickup to have “cyberpunk” feels, something that won’t feel out of place in a Blade Runner movie. The Tesla semi, on the other hand, is an exciting truck option and is expected to start production sometime next year. 

tesla FSD A view of a US automotive and energy company Tesla showroom and service center in Amsterdam on Oct. 14, 2018. Photo: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images