Elon Musk Says Tesla’s First Electric Commercial Truck, the Semi, Has Finally Entered Production

Tesla is all set to launch the “Semi” which is the first electric commercial truck by the company. The announcement of this news has been done by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, on Twitter on October 7, captioning, “Excited to announce the start of production of Tesla Semi Truck with deliveries to @Pepsi on Dec 1st!”

It has finally entered production and soon will be shipped to the buyers in upcoming December. Back in 2017, the Semi’s production was revealed and it has been repeatedly delayed just like Tesla’s Cybertruck. Despite the lack of production resources, it was part shortage but the workers worked tirelessly for this truck.

In August, Tesla confirmed the schedule of the production of Semi which is supposed to be slated to begin by the end of 2022. The range of the Semi has been claimed to be 500 miles with promised acceleration figures of a fully loaded truck which is zero to 60 mph in 20 seconds.

The driver’s central seating position is placed at the side with the steering wheel and has interesting two large screens.

It is aiming at deep-pocketed clients such as Pepsi, which is the first customer of the Semi. Pepsi has raised in this innovation since 2017 and has already placed pre-orders for a total hundred Semi trucks. Budweiser, Walmart, and UPS have also shown enthusiasm for electrification.

This electric truck is environmentally friendly and represents future commercial mobility. It consumes less than 2kWh per mile which is a milestone and a plus point of Semi. It can drastically reduce the harsh impact of gas-guzzling long-range trucks. Not only this, you can have a gross saving on fuels of around $200,000 in just three years.

You can have more advantages such as lower maintenance with OTA updates for feature addition. It provides remote diagnosis, bug resolution, and charging figures of 70% in just half an hour.

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