The Tesla Semi truck has finally gone on sale in the US and order books have opened and we expected the production to start at Giga Texas sometime in 2023.
If you are interested to buy Tesla's electric Semi truck, you must put down $20,000. Out of this amount $5,000 is due at the time of reservation, and the remaining $15,000 is due within 10 days.
Tesla Semi will be offered in two variants.
One model is priced from $150,000 with 300 miles of range. The second variant is priced at $180,000 with 500 miles of range per single charge.
Both models are powered by four electric motors that drive the rear wheels. Also, Tesla claims the Semi electric rig can accelerate from 0 to 60 in 20 seconds while hauling an 80,000lb load (36 tones).
The Drive writes that its reporting team is "unsure how this performance compares to a diesel Kenworth, but if Tesla cars are a guide, this is likely more brisk than most semi trucks."
Tesla has released some new photos of the Semi, which show a centrally-mounted seating position, with two large information screens either side of the cabin.
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