Tesla Starts Working on Semi Trucks; Pepsi To Recieve the First Delivery on 1st December


Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, said Thursday via Twitter that construction of the company’s long-awaited all-electric semi truck has begun, and the first delivery will begin in December.

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, said on Thursday that the manufacture of Tesla’s Semi electric commercial trucks would begin on November 1, with the first deliveries made to PepsiCo on December 1. Musk promised in 2017 that the production version of his revolutionary battery-powered Semi Class 8 vehicle would be ready by 2019.

Due to repeated delays caused by a lack of necessary components, Musk recently announced that manufacturing wouldn’t begin until next year. He declared the semi truck’s manufacturing schedule in August.

A month following the announcement, in December 2017, Pepsi placed an order for 100 semi-trucks. A Tesla Semi Truck may be reserved for $20,000. We anticipate that the basic model will cost about $150,000, and the high-end model will begin at $180,000.

Despite Tesla’s reputation for missing deadlines, Musk was able to deliver on his most recent shipment pledge. The company’s consumer-focused Cybertruck has been repeatedly pushed back; Musk now promises to anticipate it in 2023, as well as the 2nd Roadster, which was revealed with the Semi truck and was previously expected in 2020 2022.

Officials From Pepsi Commented On Tesla Semi Trucks As

“Actually, transportation is about 10% of our overall gas emissions, so it’s important, and we’re working on different solutions. We replace our fleet regularly, every ten years, more or less. That’s the life of a truck. We’re already starting to buy electric trucks actually from Tesla. I don’t want to promote anybody, but that’s the brand we’re using so far, and we’re getting our first deliveries this Q4. So it’s something we started a few years ago. We’re working with Tesla,”

In a spectacular ceremony in Hawthorne, California, in November 2017, the carmaker revealed a prototype of an entirely electric Class 8 truck called the Tesla Semi on the grounds of the firm’s design studio and Musk’s other business, SpaceX.

There wasn’t a lot of buzz regarding the semi-truck before 2022. Later in the year, Musk promised that the 500-mile range version of the truck would begin delivering this year, and in May, Tesla began taking orders with a $20,000 deposit. In August, we stopped accepting bookings.

More than a year had passed since Tesla’s semi trucks development program was unveiled; the initiative had been overseen by Jerome Guillen, a former Daimler executive who had joined Tesla in 2010. After being demoted from the president of Tesla’s whole automotive division to head of the company’s heavy haulage operation, Guillen quit Tesla in 2021.

During its most recent financial report, Tesla said that manufacturing of the Semi truck program had been delayed until 2022 due to supply chain issues and the restricted supply of battery cells after Guillen departed from the business in 2017. The Semi’s engineering was completed by January 2021, and deliveries were scheduled to start that year. However, Musk did caution that the Semi’s production might be hindered by a lack of readily available battery cells.

In a tweet, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that building of the Semi truck had begun and that deliveries to Pepsi would begin on December 1. In December 2017, just a month after the announcement, the soft drink business placed an order for 100 electric transport cars.

Tesla claims the Semi can go from 0 to 60 mph in 20 seconds when “completely laden,” and it can maintain “highway-level speeds, especially up steep hills.” The company also claims that the car can be charged for 70 percent of its 300 or 500-mile range in only 30 minutes. And Musk claims it’s “very enjoyable to drive.”

Muhammad Fawad
Muhammad Fawad is a Technical News and Research writer at Techywired. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Computer sciences and Master’s degree in Economics. He is quite passionate about Technology and Research from a young age. His major areas of expertise are Social media giants, Technology giants, and gaming. He has a keen eye for Technology and keeps writing about the latest crunches in the tech world. He loves to hike, travel, and do photography when not writing.

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