New Tesla Semi Spotted in San Jose Testing with a Trailer
Yesterday, there was a new spotting of a #TeslaSemi in San Jose, CA. In this report, we explain that this fresh spotting of a #Tesla Semi with a trailer could hint an imminent volume production soon.
The Tesla Semi comes in two versions, a large cabin version and a small one. The version in the picture above is the small one since the trailer is taller than the cabin. This may be a point of testing since having the rectangular shape of the trailer impacts the aerodynamics of the vehicle.
Since it has already been three years since the unveiling, the public is starting to question when volume production could begin. Many Semis were spotted in the US, some were used to help deliver Tesla vehicles and one was seen in Canada for what was rumored to be cold-weather testing as well as client demos.
Back in June of this year, a leaked email from Musk stated that it was about time that the Semi was brought to volume production. The email also said that the powertrain and battery would be provided from the Tesla Nevada Gigafactory.
It was still uncertain as to where the other parts of the truck would come, All that was known was that they would be produced in other US states. Now that we know where Tesla is building its new Terafactory, it is likely that Tesla's Semi will be built there too.
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