Tesla Semi Overview Updated April 25, 2019

Tesla Semi

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

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July 2016 - April 2019


‘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.

Tesla Semi Stories April 25

During its first quarter 2019 earnings call last night, Tesla confirmed that it is delaying the production of Tesla Semi, its electric semi truck program, to next year. expand full story

Tesla Semi Stories April 8

Tesla has released a video showing the first delivery of a vehicle to a customer using a Tesla Semi electric truck prototype – showing a glimpse of a future with zero-emission electric vehicle deliveries. expand full story

Tesla Semi Stories April 4

The Tesla Semi prototypes, both of them, showed up at Gigafactory 1 today amid rumors of production plans finally coming together for the electric semi truck. expand full story

Tesla Semi Stories April 1

Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a rare mention about bringing the Tesla Semi electric truck to production as the company’s original timeline is starting to approach fast. expand full story

Tesla Semi Stories March 30

Tesla is in the middle of its end-the-quarter push to deliver as many vehicles as possible and it’s even using its own electric semi truck prototypes to deliver vehicles.

CEO Elon Musk shared a picture of the Tesla Semi truck carrying the vehicle – showing a glimpse at a sustainable future in one picture. expand full story

Tesla Semi Stories March 12

Tesla is supposed to bring its electric semi truck, the Tesla Semi, to production this year. While we’re still waiting for an update on that, Tesla is bringing a version of the truck to production: a Tesla Semi diecast. expand full story

Tesla Semi Stories February 21

We have been hearing less about Tesla’s electric semi truck program lately, but the company is still testing the vehicle. A recent sighting of a Tesla Semi prototype shows the truck accelerating in a highway on-ramp unlike any other semi truck we’ve ever seen. expand full story

Tesla Semi Stories February 8

Nikola Motors, an electric and hydrogen truck startup, is announcing new all-electric versions of their semi trucks in order to compete with Tesla Semi. expand full story

Tesla Semi Stories January 18

It looks like Tesla Semi is being used to move some cargo again and some interesting one this time: an actual Tesla Model X. expand full story

Tesla is partnering with PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay to design a new “near zero-emission” distribution facility that will involve a whole fleet of Tesla Semi electric trucks, along with a few other electric vehicles, a charging system, some Tesla energy storage systems and a solar array. expand full story

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