- Tesla is beginning production of its Semi electric truck in 2020.
- It wil produce “limited volumes,” but the company hasn’t discerned exactly where, other than “North America.”
- Several companies had already ordered Tesla Semis as of mid-2018. It’s not yet clear if more companies have ordered Tesla Semis since.
- Standard Tesla Semis can be reserved for $20,000, with a price tag of $150,000.
It’s not yet clear where Tesla’s Semi will be manufactured. “North America” is still the only indication in the report.
As of April 2018, several companies have put in their orders for the Tesla Semi, including Walmart, Pepsi, Anheuser-Busch, FedEx, Sysco, UPS, DHL, Meijer, and Ryder among several others. It’s not yet clear if more companies have made orders for the Tesla Semi.
In 2018, UPS commented on a test drive of the Tesla Semi, saying it offered a “smooth ride.”
The Tesla Semi can be reserved for $20,000, but “Founders’ Series” models demand a $200,000 reservation. It’ll start at $150,000.
The Semi will have a range of 500 miles on a single charge and the ability to accelerate from 0-60 mph in five seconds when it’s not hauling cargo, Tesla said. It’ll reach 0-60 mph in 20 seconds when carrying 80,000 pounds of cargo, Tesla previously said.