Tesla has a funny way with deadlines, and its Electrek on Tuesday says production is so close to beginning.is just one of many vehicles hit with numerous delays. After all, we first saw the towering electric semi revealed back in 2017. It was meant to start trucking along in 2019, at that. But, after the delays, a new report from
Specifically, the blog cites an unnamed source with information on the new facility neighboring the Nevada-based Gigafactory. This new facility will supposedly churn out five Tesla Semi trucks a week, and according to the blog's information, the axle production line is ready to roll and the general assembly line is undergoing final bug checks. After that, workers should start to assemble the trucks. Tesla does not operate a public relations department to field requests for comment. However, a leaked email from CEO Elon Musk told employees last year it was "time to."
If it does finally begin production, it will be another smashing success from Tesla, despite the numerous delays over the years. The electric Semi immediately garnered the attention of massive corporations looking to ship their goods across the US and Canada with fewer emissions., and all placed reservations for a bushel of Musk's electric, long-haul delivery trucks.
Tesla won't be the first to market with an electric semi truck, but it will likely make the biggest splash, simply due to the Tesla name. Numerous other automakers are itching to enter the electric semi market, and Daimler evento the US back in 2019 to start trucking duties.