The Tesla Semi is ahead of its schedule: it would arrive before the end of 2022

The Tesla Semi is ahead of its schedule: it would arrive before the end of 2022


Although no new Tesla would see the light of day in 2022, Elon Musk has just announced that the first electric Tesla Semi trucks will be delivered before the end of the year.

The Tesla Semi was announced in 2017 with production estimates then in 2019. As with Tesla in many cases, there was a time lag in the implementation of this project. This is the case for all brand designs, apart from products like Tequila. 10 August 2022, Elon Musk claims via tweet that the delivery of Tesla Semis will begin before the end of the year.

Tesla Semis have been produced in limited quantities for some time now. These early models are mainly used by Tesla to produce cars or install superchargers. Currently, no customer has received the delivery of his order, but things may speed up on this side in the USA.

Delivery starts with Semi 500 miles

Tesla Semi is planned with two versions, one of 800 kilometers (500 miles) and one of 480 kilometers (300 miles). Tesla says it should have new Tesla 4680 batteries, which could explain the delay of the project.

As usual, Tesla will start fulfilling orders for the highest version at $180,000. Elon Musk made it clear that deliveries will begin with the 500-mile Semi model and not the Tesla Semi, all versions combined.

A Tesla Semi was used to install the supercharger. // Source: Screenshot of live Tesla

How does Tesla attract customers to this model?

Tesla introduces its model with the following description: ” Semi is the safest and most comfortable truck around. Four independent motors provide high power and acceleration and require low energy costs per mile. »

It must be said that Tesla promises more than 200,000 dollars (or 194,000 euros) in fuel savings with its Tesla Semi, which is very promising for road transport. Will the Tesla Semi live up to its promises? We’ll have to wait for the first customers to drive these electric trucks to find out, because little information is leaking from Tesla on their tests.

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Tesla Semi and megacharge. // Source: Tesla

In any case, these promises have attracted several large companies. Among the customers eager to receive their order is PepsiCo. The company had already been contacted arriving at the end of 2021 of about fifteen Tesla Semi. It can be seen that this company is the first customer to be delivered, since Tesla has already placed “Megacharger” next to it, or superchargers installed on trucks, necessary to ensure the recharging of these electric trucks at the logistics center.

Promises bind only those who listen to them. It remains to be seen if Tesla will be able to meet the deadline announced by Elon Musk on Twitter. Some observers are still skeptical about that. Your bets!