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The last news we got about Tesla’s Semi is that it’s scheduled for launch in 2021. But we know little about when production is going to start or where. A few days ago, an internal email got leaked and Elon Musk said it’s about time to bring the Semi to ‘volume production’. It’s about time, so we hope to learn more about it soon!
Read more: TwitterFrom issue #116
Elon Musk made new comments (here’s the interview in case you missed it last week) about Tesla’s upcoming electric semi truck, and said that the vehicle will eventually have up to 1,000 km (621 miles) of range. This new range is going to be achieved, thanks to Tesla’s new in-house battery cells and battery pack technology.From issue #140
Tesla Semi is operating at approximately 75,000 lbs and the truck is meeting or exceeding the range estimates
Honestly, I can’t wait for Tesla to release the Semi and start seeing it on the road.
Read more: FacebookFrom issue #73
Some folks with Semi reservations got an update from Tesla on the Tesla Semi program. In their email Tesla wrote:
“Greetings again from the Tesla Truck Team! We recently wrapped up a great year, in which we achieved record production and deliveries, GAAP profitability, completed Gigafactory Shanghai ahead of schedule, launched new solar and energy products, and confirmed that we are on track to produce limited volumes of the Tesla Semi in the second half of 2020.”
This confirms that Tesla plans on starting the limited production of the Semi in the second half of the year. 🚚
Read more: ElectrekFrom issue #94
Elon announced this on Twitter, they are starting production of the Tesla Semi Truck and will deliver the first ones to Pepsi on December 1st. This is great news on many fronts! The Tesla Semi seems like a great product that entering a big market that has no EV presence and also hints at Tesla being over the hump on their battery production, which was always a constraint for the project. Looking forward to seeing these on the road soon!From issue #237
A Tesla Semi is on your to visit potential customers and UPS is taking a look at the electric truck. They took a test drive and said it’s “one smooth ride”. UPS is one of Tesla Semi’ largest reservation holders with 125 electric trucks on order.
Read more: ElectrekFrom issue #23