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Tesla (TSLA) - Get Tesla Inc ReportCEO Elon Musk tweeted on Thursday afternoon that the electric car maker will unveil its semi-truck in September. Musk said in the tweet that the team working on the project "has done an amazing job," calling it "next level."

"Tesla Semi" is a heavy-duty all-electric truck program from the Model S maker. Plans for the project were first mentioned last July and is designed to lower the cost of cargo transportation, while improving safety for drivers, TechCrunch noted.

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