It has been reported that Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has been signaling the possible arrival of Tesla semi-trucks later this year. In a recent tweet, Musk shed light on his plans in which he asserted that the company is expected to start shipping its semi-trucks “later this year”. Moreover, if we talk about the specifics of these semi-trucks, they come with a range of 500 miles along with the incredible cabin of the truck, which comprises of only a single seat, but that too comes with two large displays integrated side by side with the eye-catching steering wheel.
Coupled with this, Tesla complimented the design and capabilities of its upcoming semi-truck on its website in the following words: “the safest, most comfortable truck ever.” Given this, we can expect this beast to come really soon, as per Musk, but we do know how Musk seems to miss deadlines sometimes. Irrespective of the type of vehicle, Musk always finds it difficult to make good on the promises of launching the vehicles commercially.
It has to be noted that the Tesla semi-trucks were ready to be launched in 2017 when Musk first demonstrated the prototype of this vehicle. But unfortunately, the production has been delayed since then. There seemed a ray of hope when Musk confirmed the launch of these vehicles by the end of this year. Not to mention, the hype has already been created and people are continuously registering themselves for the preorders of this vehicle.
To that end, companies like Walmart and UPS collaborated with those agencies that ordered these electric semi-trucks later on at the end of 2017. Hopes are high that we will see Tesla semi-trucks on the roads of California this year. Regardless of the delays, the public is taking an immense interest in these semi-trucks, especially the companies, and if the production, as well as the launch, goes according to plans, then it would be a win-win situation for Tesla in terms of profits.
These electric semi-trucks could prove useful for big companies in their supply chain operations, and it’s no small feat for Tesla. Hence, we can say that the huge interest in electric mobility has compelled big car manufacturing companies like Tesla to explore innovative avenues like this upcoming new electric semi-truck.