Tesla plans to manufacture 5 electric trucks per week
Tesla is planning to build a new Tesla Semi truck production line at a new building near its Gigafactory Nevada plant. It plans to produce 5 electric trucks per week. Tesla is manufacturing its vehicles in the industrial park where its Nevada Gigafactory is located. Let us now look at Tesla electric trucks in detail.
The company had already signed a contract to supply 10 electric semi-trucks and two mega chargers with roughly $2 million in U.S. government support.
According to TheStreet a California-based logistics company, MHX Leasing has secured $1.9 million to acquire 10 Tesla semi class 8 trucks and $560,000 to purchase two overhead electric cranes form the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (funding committee for clean transportation).
The Tesla founder and Chief Executive Elon Musk said that the demand for trucks is not a problem but there’s is a shortage of battery cell supplies which makes it difficult to scale them.
Tesla Semi electric truck
It provides instant traction control. It is said to be the lowest energy cost per mile, the energy it consumes is 2kWh per mile. It can accelerate 0-60 mph in just 20seconds with 80k lbs.
It provides a range of 300 or 500 miles and is powered with 4 independent motors on rear axles. It is expected to have a base price of $150,000 for a 300-mile range and $180,000 for a 500-mile range. The base reservation price is $20,000.
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