Tesla recently indicated that production of the battery-electric Class 8 Tesla Semi would begin in 2020, later than the company's intial projection of 2019. 
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Tesla recently indicated that production of the battery-electric Class 8 Tesla Semi would begin in 2020, later than the company's intial projection of 2019. 

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During Tesla’s first quarter 2019 earnings call, the company indicated that production of the Tesla Semi would begin in 2020, later than the initial projection of 2019.

During the call, Jerome Guillen, president of automotive and head of the Tesla Semi program, indicated that production would begin next year, the first confirmation from the OEM that it had been pushed back, according to a report by Electrek.

Guillen also confirmed that the Tesla Semi’s powertrains would be built at the company’s Gigafactory in Nevada.

Tesla announced the Semi in 2017, and offered $20,000 pre-orders for the battery-electric trucks. The base model, which features a 300-mile range will list for $150,000, while the extended range model, with a 500-mile range, will list for $180,000.

Companies that were among the first high-profile fleets to announce orders  for the Tesla Semi.include FedEx, PepsiCo, Albertsons, Anheuser-Busch, J.B. Hunt, and Walmart,.

Originally posted on Trucking Info

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