Tesla first revealed its Electric Semi Trucks approximately 5 years ago. Since then, the company has finally delivered the Electric Semi Trucks to its customers, however these deliveries have been delayed for over three years.
The EV manufacturing giant first showed the design in 2017, with production set to begin in 2019. However, due to various challenges such as component shortages and even the Coronavirus pandemic, the company’s schedule from its Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada, US, was significantly delayed. Surprisingly, PepsiCo executives were among the first clients to reserve 100 Electric Semi Trucks following the official announcement.
However, before the business could make its delivery, Tesla was ridiculed by Renault, which had previously delivered Electric Delivery Trucks to Coca-Cola. The Tesla Semi Trucks, for example, are powered by four independent motors on the rear axles, can attain 0-60mph in under 20 seconds, and have a battery range of 500 miles. These vehicles are priced starting at $150,000 USD and have already been ordered by big businesses such as Walmart and FedEx.
These trucks will include a new 1,000-volt powertrain design, traction control to minimize jackknifing, regenerative braking to improve battery economy, and even an automatic clutch for smooth highway cruising. Musk recently announced that one of Tesla’s battery-powered class 8 semi trucks had completed a 500-mile journey while carrying 81,000 pounds of goods. The journey was made from Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California, to San Diego.