Once again, it seems that Tesla is forced to delay series production of its Semi electric truck. Announced back in 2017, the e-truck hasn’t had a smooth path, so far. During the release of the company’s Q1, 2024, financial results, Tesla managers had to admit that production will be definitely delayed.

Tesla Semi, in search of series production

As reported by Electrek, Lars Moravy, Tesla’s Vice President of Vehicle Engineering, said: “We’re finalizing the engineering of Semi to enable like a super cost-effective high-volume production with our learnings from our fleet and our pilot fleet and Pepsi fleet, which we are expanding this year marginally. In parallel, as we showed in the shareholders’ deck, we have started construction on the factory in Reno. Our first vehicles are planned for late 2025 with external customers starting in 2026”.

Indeed, at the end of 2022, Tesla had announced the intention to deliver multiple trucks to one of the first customers, PepsiCo. At the beginning of 2023, the manufacturer announced the expansion of the production plant located in Nevada, in order to host the lines for the Semi truck.


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