Tesla launched the electric truck Semi in November 2017, and the entry-level version, priced at $150,000, has received orders from Wal-Mart, express company DHL, beer maker Budweiser InBev and PepsiCo. Although not yet mass-produced and delivered, the Tesla electric truck Semi prototype has been in the public eye several times, and in September 2019, the prototype semi, an electric truck, was unveiled at Pixar’s headquarters, with several Tesla electric cars following.
According tomedia reports, more than nine months later, Tesla’s electric truck Semi is re-emerging and is already in the relevant transportation, for Tesla to transport the Model 3.
Images released inmedia reports showed the semi looking red, the same color as the one that appeared at Pixar’s headquarters last September, but it is unclear whether it was the same one.
The electric truck Semi is located outside the Tesla Fremont plant at Tesla’s Southern Logistics Park, which houses a number of Model 3s awaiting delivery, and the electric truck Semi is loaded with four Model 3s ready for delivery, two in black and one in white and one red.
Media reported that the Tesla electric truck Semi this time in the logistics park, involved in the transport of Model 3, is to shorten the delivery time of the Model 3, improve the second quarter of Model 3 delivery. The plant suspended production for some time in the early part of the second quarter, affecting both production and delivery of electric vehicles.
The electric truck, the Semi, was launched by Tesla at its November 16, 2017 launch, with an entry-level version with a range of 300 miles and a price tag of $150,000, while the high-powered version has a fully charged range of 500 miles (about 804 kilometers) and $180,000. Like tesla’s previous electric cars, the electric truck Semi has a 1,000-car founding range that costs $200,000 and is fully paid for when booked.
Although the electric truck Semi has been in service for many years, production has not yet been successful, and production has been delayed several times. At the 2017 launch, Musk said the electric truck Semi would start production in 2019. At last June’s shareholder meeting, Musk said publicly that production of the electric truck Semi would begin by the end of the year.
In last year’s third and fourth quarter stakes, Tesla disclosed that the electric truck Semi plans to be in limited production this year. In its first-quarter results, Tesla revealed that it had pushed the delivery of its first electric trucks to next year.