Tesla Delays Semi Truck Launch to Late 2025 and Early 2026

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Tesla has announced a delay in the full-scale production and launch of its highly anticipated Semi electric truck, with the first deliveries to external customers now planned for late 2025 and early 2026.

Tesla’s Revised Timeline:

Tesla has announced a delay in the full-scale production and launch of its highly anticipated Semi electric truck, with the first deliveries to external customers now planned for late 2025 and early 2026.

Focus on Cost-Effective Production:

According to Tesla’s Vice President of Vehicle Engineering, Lars Moravy, the company is “finalizing the engineering of Semi to enable a super cost-effective high-volume production” based on learnings from its pilot fleet and the initial deliveries to PepsiCo.

Construction of Semi Manufacturing Facility:

To support this effort, Tesla has started construction on a dedicated Semi manufacturing facility at its Gigafactory in Reno, Nevada.

Reasons for Delay:

The delay in the Semi’s launch is attributed to Tesla’s focus on developing a more affordable and efficient manufacturing process for the electric semi-truck. The company wants to ensure the Semi can be produced at scale and with a cost-effective approach before committing to wider customer deliveries.