Tesla Semi-truck Orders Will Begin As The Release Date Approaches
May 16,2022 | Chloe Lacour
With Tesla just starting orders and pre-orders in the United States, Tesla's long-delay electric semi-trucks are finally approaching reality. This news comes because the release date remains a mystery.
In April, Tesla CEO Elon Musk issued a statement suggesting that one of the latest vehicles will eventually arrive in 2023. The comments follow a similar announcement in the summer of 2021 that Tesla said the cicadas would be on the road by the end of 2022.
Apparently, that never happened because carmakers are making popular cars like the Model Y and Model 3. That said, the company seems finally ready to produce an electric cicada, as customers can pre-order their EV for $ 20,000. The latest comments from Elon Musk suggest that the cicadas may eventually arrive sometime next year.
As mentioned above, Tesla accepts semi-booking and customers can book spots for $ 5,000. However, you must send an additional $ 15,000 (or a total of $ 20,000) within 10 days to complete your booking.
In addition to the booking system, Tesla also shared detailed information about the two semi-models. The company initially planned to release two variations. One is $ 150,000 over a 300-mile range and the other is $ 180,000, allowing you to travel nearly 500 miles on a single charge. It makes sense for users to buy remote models at these prices.
According to Tesla, semis are basically maintenance-free, saving owners about $ 200,000 in fuel and maintenance every two years compared to traditional semi-trucks. In other words, trucks will be almost self-paying after two years.
Tesla's semi-trucks are powered by four rear-axle electric motors, which the company suggests will allow drivers to tow more than 36 tons or £ 80,000. However, it's unclear if these range numbers include a trailer full of luggage, so you'll have to wait a moment to check.
Little is known about Tesla Semi, but we hope to learn more soon if it goes on sale in 2023.
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