After years of delays, Tesla is finally about to start production of Tesla Semi, its all-electric semi-truck.
The whole truck industry is watching.
While there are already a few electric trucks on the road, none of them have the specs enabling longer range hauling in a class 8 semi-truck, like the Tesla Semi is promising.
When launching Tesla Semi in 2017, the automaker said that the electric truck’s production versions, a class 8 truck with an 80,000-lb capacity, will have 300-mile and 500-mile range options for $150,000 and $180,000, respectively.
It would also have the lowest cost of operation of any semi-truck, making it extremely disruptive in an industry where every cent counts…
Now sources familiar with the matter told Electrek that the drive axle production line is ready and the general assembly line is going through its final debugging before starting production.