Tesla Semi will have 500 miles (800 km) of range.
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, stated on Twitter that the delivery of the Tesla Semi would begin in 2022. Not just that, the firm will be distributing the long-range model, which is anticipated to be able to go 500 miles (over 800 km) on one charge. The Tesla Cybertruck pickup is set for next year.
“Tesla 500 mile range Semi Truck starts shipping this year, Cybertruck next year.”
The upcoming unveiling in a matter of months is a good surprise because, in the previous reports, we heard about the setback of the Class 8 truck until next year.
Though, the statement leaves us and
Insideevs with many unanswered queries regarding the Tesla Semi. They don’t know the cost (whether it will be somehow related to the original prediction ($180,000 for the 500-mile model), the battery kind (4680-type cylindrical battery cells or older 2170-type), other specs, where it might be manufactured, and at what rate.
The revamped Tesla Semi prototypes have been observed testing multiple times or distributing equipment of Tesla, such as the pre-assembled Superchargers.
As per the previous reports, the trial cars are manufactured at a facility close to Tesla Gigafactory 1 in Nevada. Though, Tesla’s lineup of manufacturing areas and versions shows the Tesla Semi as not designated to any manufacturing sites and “in development.”
The significant thing is that at Gigafactory 1, Tesla has deployed or set up the first Tesla Megacharging station with four stalls (another charging station is placed at Frito-Lay’s facility in Modesto, California).