Tesla Opens Reservations for Its Semi Truck
It has been a long time since Tesla announced any updates about its fully electric semi-truck. Tesla has now updated its Semi page to show that the order banks are open for the truck. Reserving one of the Tesla Semi trucks will cost $20,000.
It’s still unclear exactly when the Tesla truck will go into production, but Tesla expects the base price for the Semi with a 300-mile driving range to be $150,000. The expected base price for the Semi with a 500-mile driving range is $180,000. Both versions of the Tesla Semi use four independent motors on the rear axle. The truck promises impressive performance compared to typical semi-trucks. It can reach 60 mph with a full 80,000-pound load in 20 seconds, which doesn’t sound fast but is quick compared to typical diesel-powered semis.
While the truck’s lack of emissions is excellent, the real draw for fleet owners is that it consumes no diesel fuel. Tesla previously said that it expected around $200,000 in fuel savings over only a few years, though we don’t know how much the equivalent electric power will cost or if that’s been worked into Tesla’s math.