Tesla is delaying Semi production again. The autonomous truck will be 2 years late
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The American company Tesla has again postponed the date of production of its truck. The plan was that the first Semi trucks roll off the assembly line in 2019.
After summarizing the results of the first quarter of 2020, Tesla officially delayed the delivery date of the electric truck to 2021. The Semi presented in 2017 was expected to reach its first customers in 2019. Later, this date was moved to the end of 2020, but it is already known that the companies that had prepaid instalments for the e-trucks will have to be patient.
We remind you that American companies such as Anheuser-Busch, JB Hunt and Fedex placed orders just after the premiere, paying 5,000 dollars each per vehicle. A month after the model’s presentation, UPS ordered 125 electric vehicles, and the required deposit jumped to 20 thousand dollars per truck.
The basic Semi with a 300-mile range is expected to cost 150,000. dollars, while the model with a larger range – 500 miles – will be 180 thousand dollars. Tesla also said that the „Founders Series” version will be available for 200,000 dollars.
The company did not explain the reason for the recent delay. As explained by Elon Musk, head of the group, Tesla is currently focusing on gradually increasing production of Model 3 in Shanghai, Model Y in Fremont (California), construction of Gigafactory 4 near Berlin and expansion of the factory in China.ű