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Tesla Will Live Stream The Semi Delivery Event On Twitter, Here Are All The Links To Watch The Event

It has been 5 years since Tesla first unveiled the company's all-electric class 8 truck. However, today the wait is finally over as the EV maker is only hours away from making the first deliveries. And to add to the excitement, Tesla has announced the event will be streaming live on Twitter. Below are links to all the places Tesla will be live streaming the Semi delivery event.

Tesla first unveiled the company’s all-electric 18-wheeler called Tesla Semi back in December 2017. At the unveiling event, Tesla showed off two versions of the vehicle – one for shorter trips with 300 miles range, and another for long-haul trucking with 500 miles range.

Even more impressively, Tesla said the range was calculated with the vehicle loaded to its max with a combined vehicle and cargo weight of 80,000lbs.

In addition to the range, the Tesla Semi also featured an incredible 0 to 60 time of 5 seconds without any cargo and 20 seconds 0 to 60 time loaded to the maximum and weighing 80,000lbs.

When it comes to design, the Tesla Semi also features a unique aerodynamic exterior and an equally unorthodox interior with a center-mounted seat and with 2 screens on either side of the driver.

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Given these features, the Tesla Semi is universally lauded for its design, range, and performance. And currently, the vehicle has amassed a long waitlist with customers eagerly awaiting the start of deliveries.

When Tesla first showed off the Semi at an unveiling event held back in December 2017, the EV maker said initial deliveries will begin in 2019. However, 3 years after the 2019 deadline, Tesla is yet to deliver a single vehicle to customers.

There are a couple of main reasons for the delay. First is the COVID-19 pandemic caused supply chain disruption. The pandemic not only has delayed the Tesla Semi but, has also affected Tesla’s other products and all manufactured goods all around the world.

However, on top of the pandemic, Tesla, together with all EV manufacturers, is also facing battery constraints. And according to Tesla, since the company only has a limited number of batteries, starting the Semi production will mean having to cut back the output of the company's well-performing vehicles like the Model 3 and Model Y.

Nevertheless, after years of delays, the day has finally come and Tesla is only hours away from delivering the first all-electric Semi trucks to customers. The delivery event is currently scheduled to start at 5 pm PT.

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And to add to the excitement, unlike all of Tesla’s previous events which used to stream on YouTube and on Tesla’s Investor Relations website, the EV maker has announced that the Semi Delivery event will also be streaming live on Twitter.

Now you can watch the first Tesla Semi delivery event by following these links to Tesla’s YouTube page, Tesla’s Investor Relations website, or by going directly to Tesla’s Twitter page.

Although 5 years is a long time to wait for a product, We are nonetheless excited to see the Semi delivery event and there is no doubt several customers who have paid a $20,000 deposit will be relieved.

In addition, Tesla has used the extra time to test the vehicle thoroughly by using the handful of prototypes out on the road to deliver the company’s vehicles. This means, that even though the wait was long, customers will undoubtedly be receiving an overall better vehicle than that was shown off back in 2017.

Currently, there is still a lot we don’t know about all the improvements Tesla has made to the Semi and we also don’t know other basic information such as the price and options available on the vehicle. However, we will be sure to keep you posted once Tesla shares more information regarding the all-electric class 8 truck.

Until then, make sure to visit our site regularly for the latest updates.

So what do you think? Excited that Tesla will finally start delivering the Semi today? Also, what kind of improvements do you think Tesla has implemented given the 3-year delay? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Image: Courtesy of Tesla, Inc

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Tinsae Aregay has been following Tesla and The evolution of the EV space on a daily basis for several years. He covers everything about Tesla from the cars to Elon Musk, the energy business, and autonomy. Follow Tinsae on Twitter at @TinsaeAregay for daily Tesla news.