The first Tesla electric trucks were delivered three years late

The Tesla electric truck, which was introduced five years ago, was expected to go into production in 2019, but it was postponed due to the pandemic.

Dec 5, 2022 - 17:35
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The first Tesla electric trucks were delivered three years late

When Tesla presented its Semi electric trucks in 2017, buyers believed that production would begin in 2019 and that these vehicles would arrive in customers' hands the following year.

Unfortunately, the delays and epidemic had an impact, and Elon Musk just now, three years later, delivered the first vehicles at an event in his Giga factory in Nevada. PepsiCo representatives, who booked 100 electric trucks, are among the first to get their hands on Tesla Semi trucks.

The Semi is powered by four separate motors on the rear axles, can accelerate from 0 to 100 miles per hour in roughly 20 seconds, and has a battery range of 500 miles for a starting price of $150,000.

Standing on stage, Musk discussed the need to minimize the number of carbon emissions caused by delivering commodities around the world, before applauding the new trucks. "They look fantastic. You should drive them. They appear to be from the future ".

The world's richest man also mentioned the Tesla Semi's qualities, calling it the most efficient, desirable, and the best vehicle to drive on the road. The Semi employs a revolutionary 1,000-volt motor architecture, regenerative brakes to improve battery economy, and an automated clutch for smooth highway operation.

Musk disclosed over the weekend that one Tesla Semi has driven 800 kilometers while carrying approximately 37 tons of freight. The trip was made from Fremont to San Diego without the need to recharge the battery, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

It remains to be seen whether Elon Musk's new electric trucks will be as successful as he anticipates, or whether Bill Gates was correct two years ago when he declared that "even with a major advance in battery technology," electric cars are just not ready to confront long-distance transit.

"Electricity is fine for short trips, but we need a different approach for large vehicles traveling vast distances," Gates remarked.

Twitter remains on Apple devices

Elon Musk and Tim Cook appeared to smooth things up during a meeting at the company's headquarters after Elon Musk criticized Apple for eliminating ads on the platform he owns in a series of tweets that also claimed the tech giant planned to remove the Twitter app from its store. 

"Among other things, we have resolved a misunderstanding regarding the potential removal of Twitter from the App Store," Musk wrote in a new tweet.

It should be noted that Musk's most recent tweets make no mention of whether Cook has addressed the other recent claims he has made. Aside from the App Store issues, Musk has joined a growing number of developers in denouncing Apple for taking 30% of every sale.

It remains to be seen whether the discussion will result in the return of Apple ads to Twitter, following the iPhone maker's refusal to promote on the network. Let us recall that Apple was the top advertiser on Twitter, spending approximately $100 million on commercials each year.

Post by Bryan C.