Tesla has announced in their Q2 2021 earnings report that production of the Tesla Semi has been pushed back to 2022. The company cited the ongoing supply chain issues as well as battery supply challenges as the main reasons for the delay.
The automaker added that the number of resources required to complete the construction of Giga Texas and Giga Berlin as another cause.
“To better focus on [Giga Texas and Giga Berlin], and due to the limited availability of battery cells and global supply chain challenges, we have shifted the launch of the Semi truck program to 2022.”
Until today, all signs were pointing to production of the Tesla Semi starting soon and the first units being delivered to customers later this year. This included several job postings for Tesla Semi technicians in California, Nevada, and Mississauga, Ontario.
Tesla reiterated the 2021 timeline just a few months ago in their Q1 earnings report in April.
“Tesla Semi deliveries will also begin in 2021.”
When deliveries do begin next year, the west coast of Canada will be the first in the world to use the Tesla Semi in the forestry industry. Mosaic Forest Management announced earlier this year they have ordered 3 of the electric trucks to haul logs on Vancouver Island.