According to a tweet from CEO Elon Musk, Tesla has begun manufacturing its long-awaited Semi truck and intends to begin delivering it to Pepsi by December 1st. The soft drink corporation placed an order for 100 electric transport vehicles in December 2017, just one month after the announcement. It has been confirmed by the sources that when the vehicles are delivered later this year, they will be used in California.
Tesla’s Semi Truck Delivery
Even when “completely laden,” Tesla claims that the Semi can travel from 0 to 60 mph in 20 seconds and maintain highway-level speeds up steep inclines. Additionally, it guarantees that you may recharge up to 70% of either your 300 or 500-mile range in 30 minutes. And, according to Musk, driving one is a lot of fun.
Before 2022, there wasn’t much information available about the semi. Then, in May, Tesla began taking bookings and requiring a $20,000 down payment. In August, Musk said that the truck’s 500-mile range variant will start arriving this year. In August, reservations were not accepted. The sources claim that organizations like UPS and Sysco have also placed preorders for Tesla Semis.
About the Deadlines
While Musk’s current shipment promise may have been fulfilled, Tesla isn’t exactly known for meeting timelines. While the second-generation Roadster, which was introduced alongside the Semi and was initially due for 2020, then 2022, has been postponed several times, Musk says to expect that in 2023, along with the consumer-focused Cybertruck.
There is also Tesla’s fully autonomous driving technology, which Musk has long promised will soon be available; the function is now in beta, though that word may not be entirely accurate. Although there isn’t any information about it at the moment on the truck’s webpage, Tesla promised that the Semi would have at least semi-autonomous driving when it was first revealed.
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