Production has already commenced and it’s going to take approximately 12 months to ramp up.
During the Q3 2022 profits call, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk found out numerous exciting matters about the approaching release of the Tesla Semi Class eight electric powered truck.
The car already entered “early manufacturing” in Reno, Nevada, maximum probably at one of the centres close to the Tesla Gigafactory battery plant. The first units may be introduced on December 1 to Pepsi.
Elon Musk stated that, as in the case of preceding vehicles, approximately a year may be had to ramp up manufacturing. However, it no longer implies that manufacturing may be slow.
According to Musk, a few 50,000 gadgets may be produced yearly in 2024, at the least this is the goal for 2024 in North America.
The employer would really like to provide a Tesla Semi additionally in different markets. We wager that it might be a modified/unique model to conform with neighbourhood requirements. Most probably, it might be regionally produced so we’re speaking about a new EV truck manufacturing facility in Europe or Asia.
The to begin with produced Tesla Semi can have various 500 miles (800 km) with cargo. That could be a variety for a car that has a Gross Combination Weight of 82,000 lbs (37,195 kg) whilst completely loaded. Later, there may be additionally a model with a smaller battery percent and various three hundred miles (483 km).
Tesla no longer screens the battery capability of the truck, however, thinking about the power intake goal of much less than 2 kWh/mile (1.24 kWh/km), the battery percent is probably under 1,000 kWh (1 MWh).
It approaches that at 50,000 units consistent with 12 months, the employer calls for 50 GWh of batteries handiest for the Tesla Semi. Well, perhaps much less if the power intake is lower, however how low can it be?
One manner or another, the Tesla Semi at complete scale essentially could eat the complete manufacturing extent of batteries on the Gigafactory in Nevada, that’s at 39 GWh (consistent with preceding reports) and may get a 10% boost (to approximately forty three GWh) through 2024.
At least the preliminary builds do now no longer contain the 4680-kind cylindrical battery cells, consistent with Elon Musk (mentioned through Teslarati), so the ones should be 2170-kind (likely from Gigafactory Nevada).
One greater factor is really well worth pointing out. At 50,000 units consistent with yr, Tesla could come to be the second one biggest producer of Class eight trucks in the US, after Freightliner (Daimler Trucks NA), which produced approximately 100,000 in 2019 and over 71,000 in 2020 (lockdowns, deliver constraints), consistent with Statista’s data. Kenworth is smaller with 42,000 units in 2019 and 30,000 in 2020.
Tesla Semi specifications
Gross Combination Weight, Fully loaded at 82,000 lbs (37,195 kg)
Range: approximately three hundred miles (483 km) or 500 miles (804 km)
( battery options)
Energy Consumption: much less than 2 kWh/mile (1.24 kWh/km)
Estimated battery capability (primarily based totally on variety and power intake): six hundred kWh or 1,000 kWh (1 MWh)
Acceleration 0-60 mph (96.5 /km/h): 20 seconds (whilst completely loaded)
Speed up a 5% Grade: Highway velocity limit
Powertrain: three unbiased vehicles on rear axles
(vs. 4 vehicles in the preliminary specifications in 2017)
Fast Charging: as much as 70% of variety in 30 minutes
Estimated common charging energy in 70% SOC window (primarily based totally on specifications):
six hundred kWh battery: 840 kW
1,000 kWh battery: 1,four hundred kW (1.four MW)
Fuel Savings (est.): as much as $200,000 over three years
Initial prices (at unveiling in 2017):
Expected Base Price (three hundred mile variety) – $150,000
Expected Base Price (500 mile variety) – $180,000
Base Reservation – $20,000
Expected Founders Series Price – $200,000
Founders Series Reservation – $200,000
* Prices displayed in USD. International pricing will vary.
By: Tesla semi Mark Kane