Promises are well kept within the bounds of possibility, and this is what Tesla is projecting nowadays, as per the recently released timeline. It has been reported that Tesla is finally delivering its first order of “Tesla Semi Trucks” to Pepsi, as recently announced by the CEO, Elon Musk. The shipping of the orders has been scheduled to begin in December. Also, according to the reports released by Cleantechnica, about 100 orders for Tesla Semi Trucks have been ascertained by Pepsi and Frito-Lay lately, and the companies started setting the stage this year by installing “MegaChargers” at their headquarters. This is going to be exciting!
Coupled with this, Tesla has been delaying the orders of its semi-trucks since long as they made their first debut nearly five years ago. It should be noted that the specifications and performance parameters of these semi-trucks are quite interesting. This is because, as per Tesla, its semi-trucks can travel at a maximum range of 500 miles with an “80,000-pound trailering capacity”. Not to mention, Tesla reported that its 300-mile semi-truck would come at a price of $150,000, and on the other hand, its 500-mile semi-truck would be available at $180,000.
In addition to this, Musk made a statement in 2018 that Tesla was going to provide around 100,000 semi-trucks to its customers by the end of 2023, but this doesn’t seem to be coming true as the company has just made its projections to reality by bringing about 100 semi-trucks for the year 2022. But this isn’t that bad as customers are now satisfied that they will be able to get their hands on this semi-truck in a shorter period than anticipated. Not to mention, these semi-trucks have been seen making their appearance, sometimes by casually roaming around the Gigafactory in Nevada and in the interior displays as well.
As Musk announced in 2018, “It’s easier to predict, far easier to predict the endpoint or the steady state of the S-curve than anywhere on that exponential or log curve. So, if you take four years, I think 100,000 units a year is a reasonable expectation. Maybe more, but that’s the right—roughly the right number, I think. ” To that end, we will only be able to see the final look of Tesla’s semi-trucks in December and will then be able to conclude if they are similar to what was projected before or not.