The Tesla Semi is an all-electric battery-powered Class 8 semi-truck by Tesla, Inc. Two idea autos have been unveiled in November 2017.
Manufacturing was initially deliberate to start as early as 2019, with Tesla projecting manufacture of as many as 100,000 vans per yr by 2022.
The Semi was first talked about within the Tesla 2016 Grasp Plan. Tesla mentioned on the time that they’ve a working prototype that makes use of ‘a bunch’ of Tesla Mannequin 3 electrical motors. As of April 2017, Jerome Guillen had been main the Tesla Semi program. Guillen was as soon as accountable for Freightliner’s Cascadia Diesel-engine Class 8 semi, earlier than becoming a member of Tesla to configure the Mannequin S manufacturing line, however left the Semi program a yr later to steer one of many Mannequin 3 common meeting traces and subsequently grew to become Tesla president of automotive in September 2018. The brand new lead for the Semi program had not been publicly introduced as of late 2019.
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