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The Tesla Semi is a long-awaited truck that’s set to revolutionize the world of the semi truck. Now, Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that the Tesla Semi truck is set to ship this year. On top of that, it’s going to have an impressive 500 miles of range. This is after several delays that have made people start to wonder if we’d ever see the Tesla Semi. Yet it appears it’s going to happen, and soon.

A silver Tesla Semi truck driving down a mountainous road.
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The Tesla Semi is going into production

The Tesla Semi truck is finally going into production, according to Musk. This has been something that Tesla enthusiasts, and those who are just interested in what the company is doing, have been waiting to hear for some time. As Musk loves to do, the announced the news via Twitter. Of course, we’ll have to wait to see if it actually happens, as this wouldn’t be the first time that Musk made an announcement that didn’t pan out.

Among those anxiously awaiting the arrival of the first electric Tesla Semi include those who put down a reservation for one. Tesla started taking orders for the massive electric truck in 2017. As one might imagine, there’s a long list of customers waiting for their new truck. According to Electrek, it’s possible that Pepsi Co. will be the first recipient of the new Tesla truck. After all, Pepsi ordered an astonishing 100 trucks, making them likely one of the Tesla Semi’s biggest customers.

The Tesla Semi was first supposed to go into production in 2019

The Tesla Semi truck was first announced in 2017. At that time, it was supposed to go into production in 2019. Of course, that didn’t happen, and production was delayed not once, but several times. Then, according to Electrek, Tesla produced a small amount of Tesla Semis in 2021. Still, it delayed mass production of the Tesla Semi until 2022 because of a shortage of battery supplies.

The Tesla Cybertruck will also eventually have 500 miles of range

The Tesla Semi isn’t the only electric truck that will be able to go the distance with 500 miles of range. According to Musk, the Tesla Cybertruck will also be able to reach the staggering range limit of 500 miles. Range anxiety in a Tesla truck? Not likely.

The Tesla Cybertruck has been delayed similarly to the Tesla Semi. It’s supposed to finally go into production and be available sometime in mid-2023, though its final timeline remains to be seen. And, like all things Tesla, whether it actually has 500 miles of range will also be something that we’ll just have to wait to find out.

Are we actually getting closer to really seeing the Tesla Semi? If you believe Musk, the answer is yes. Yet if you’re cautiously optimistic, as many Tesla followers have learned to be, you can hope that we see the Tesla Semi some time next year, even if you aren’t quite confident that it’s really going to happen. Still, once the Tesla Semi does make its appearance, it’s likely going to be an electric truck that revolutionizes the shipping industry.


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