Tesla Semi on track for a late 2020 production start

Tesla has reportedly sent an email to reservation holder of the upcoming Semi truck in which it reveals the truck will begin production of limited volumes in the second half of 2020.

Tesla has pushed back the delivery of the Semi from its original target of late 2019 several times, after unveiling it in November 2017. Given that around 4 years will have passed since the truck was first unveiled, it’s is probably safe to assume that it will be better in a vast number of ways from the early prototypes.

When it was first revealed to the world back in 2017, it was to have four motors, and would deliver ranges of between 300 and 500 miles (482 to 804km) for the two versions. Then later in 2018, Tesla CEO Elon Musk updated those numbers estimating a range of closer to 600 miles (965km). The website now lists the range as between 475 or 800km. Range is paramount when it comes to EV’s, but especially so for transport trucks that rely on getting to their destination as quickly as possible.

The Semi is expected to be priced at $190,000 CAD for the 475km range version, and $230,000 CAD for the 800km range version. If you want to reserve one, be prepared to put down $26,000 in order to do so. If want one of the limited edition Founders Series Semi trucks, that will set you back $257,000 CAD, and you’ll have to pay that all upfront.

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