Tesla Semi Overview Updated February 15, 2021

Tesla Semi

Tesla's upcoming all-electric heavy-duty truck.

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July 2016 - February 2021


‘Tesla Semi’ is an heavy-duty all-electric truck program at Tesla led by Jerome Guillen, Tesla’s former Model S Program Director and VP of Vehicle Engineering. Before joining Tesla, Guillen was an executive at Daimler where he successfully led the development of the Cascadia truck program (picture on the right).

The vehicle was first announced in CEO Elon Musk’s’ ‘Master Plan Part Deux’. Here’s the relevant part of the ‘Master Plan‘:

“In addition to consumer vehicles, there are two other types of electric vehicle needed: heavy-duty trucks and high passenger-density urban transport. Both are in the early stages of development at Tesla and should be ready for unveiling next year. We believe the Tesla Semi will deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo transport, while increasing safety and making it really fun to operate.”

It was officially unveiled on November 16, 2017. Here are all the details.

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Tesla Semi Stories February 15

Another Tesla Semi electric truck prototype was spotted, the second one in a few weeks after years without a new prototype, as Tesla is moving to volume production later this year.

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Tesla Semi Stories February 12

Elon Musk revealed the expected capacity of Tesla Semi’s battery pack ahead of the start of production, and it is surprisingly smaller than we thought.

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Tesla Semi Stories February 5

We recently reported that Tesla has built a new semi electric truck prototype, maybe the first in three years, ahead of the start of production later this year.

Now we get a closer look at the Tesla Semi, as it was spotted at a truck stop.

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Tesla Semi Stories February 1

A brand-new Tesla Semi prototype has been spotted between Tesla’s Fremont factory and Gigafactory Nevada ahead of the start of production.

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Tesla Semi Stories January 28

Tesla Semi, the automaker’s upcoming electric semi truck, is ready for production, but CEO Elon Musk says that they need the new 4680 cells to produce any volume.

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Tesla Semi Stories January 25

Tesla has referred to “Semi-Truck production lines” at Gigafactory Nevada in a new job posting – hinting at actual production of the Tesla Semi electric truck at the factory.

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Tesla Semi Stories December 31, 2020

Tesla is now listing a new manufacturing process job at Gigafactory Nevada for the Tesla Semi, the automaker’s upcoming electric semi truck.

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Tesla Semi Stories November 24, 2020

Elon Musk made new comments about the Tesla Semi program, Tesla’s upcoming electric semi truck, and said that the vehicle will eventually have up to 1,000 km (621 miles) of range.

This new range is going to be achieved, thanks to Tesla’s new in-house battery cells and battery pack technology.

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Tesla Semi Stories November 5, 2020

Tesla (TSLA) has received a massive new order of Tesla Semi electric trucks from a truck-leasing company.

It might be its biggest order for the Tesla Semi program yet.

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Tesla Semi Stories September 29, 2020

Tesla (TSLA) has secured a massive order of 130 Tesla Semi electric trucks from Walmart Canada.

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