Tesla Semi: End Of Orders An Engine Change For The 100% Electric Truck
Aug 23,2022 | Chloe Lacour
Tesla has just closed its order book for its first electric truck: the Semi. Modifications have also been made to the vehicle.
At the end of last week, Tesla came to bring news about its electric truck, expected for the end of 2022. Indeed, the American manufacturer has just closed orders for the Tesla Semi. In addition to this, a few changes have been made to the vehicle.
Full order schedule and changes for the Tesla Semi
Everything suggests that deliveries of the Tesla Semi will start well at the end of 2022. Announced 5 years ago, this electric truck is no longer available for order on the Tesla website. The manufacturer thus seems to have fulfilled the order schedule for its first 100% electric semi-trailer.
As a reminder, the price of the basic version, offering 480 km of autonomy, amounts to 150,000 dollars; against 180,000 dollars for the most expensive model, with an announced autonomy of 800 km. Moreover, the rates are no longer available, thus suggesting a rate increase.
A very attractive technical sheet
However, this is not the only change discovered on the Tesla site. Indeed, the Semi has seen its technical characteristics evolve. In the details, we learn that the truck now has three independent motors located on the rear axle, compared to four previously announced.
The dedicated page also specifies that the rapid charge of the vehicle will recover 70% of autonomy in just 70 minutes; that the 0 to 100 km/h will take just over 20 seconds: or that the energy consumption will be less than 2 kWh for 1 mile (1.6 km) with a load of 37 tonnes.
On top of that, new shots of the interior of the Tesla Semi have been shared. In terms of performance, the Electrek site estimates that the electric semi-trailer will have an average power of 1.4 Mw (1,400 kW). More information should be revealed in the coming months if the launch is on the horizon for the end of 2022.