Tesla will deliver the brand’s first electric trucks, the “semi trucks”, five years after the model was announced, on December 1st. The announcement was made by Elon Musk on Twitter.
Excited to announce start of production of Tesla Semi Truck with deliveries to @Pepsi on Dec 1st! pic.twitter.com/gq0l73iGRW
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 6, 2022
Pepsi will be the first customer and will receive 15 trucks by the end of the year, out of the 100 already booked.
When Elon Musk introduced the “Semi Truck” in November 2017, he stated that the model would go on sale two years later. Among the big customers of this product are the retail giant Walmart and Anheuser Busch InBev.
However, the calendar did not materialize, with the brand focusing on several versions of the Y and 3 models. The richest man in the world even said, during a conference with analysts in January, that the brand would not launch no new models this year due to cost pressure.
But three days later, Musk changed his mind again after the US Senate passed President Joe Biden’s anti-inflation package. The diploma includes tax benefits of US$40,000 for the production of heavy electric vehicles. In August, Tesla’s CEO announced that the “semi trucks” would hit the road by the end of this year.
Vehicles with a range of around 800 km will compete with similar products launched on the market by competing brands such as Nikola and Volvo. Volvo recently announced that it will deliver 20 electric trucks to Amazon by the end of 2022.
After this announcement, Tesla bonds continue to lose 4.08% to $228.43, having since the beginning of the year depreciated 35.1%.