Elon Musk wants to produce 100,000 electric trucks a year
The Tesla Semi electric truck, introduced in November 2017, has collected many pre-orders over the past few months, although their exact number is not known, as well as the market prospects of the model, Electrek informs.
The other day the head of the company Elon Musk has shared his expectations regarding the release of 100,000 Semi trucks a year. This figure is planned to be achieved in 4 years. The production of the Tesla Semi starts in 2019. With an estimated cost of $150,000 per truck, Musk expects revenues of more than $15 billion until 2023.
Tesla electric trucks are rumored to be produced at Gigafactory in Nevada (USA).
As for demand, the company has already received more than 500 purchase requests. Probably, there are many unannounced orders. Large orders came from Pepsico (100 units) and UPS (125 units).
Production versions of the Tesla Semi, according to Musk, will have a driving range of 483 km (300 miles) and 805 km (500 miles) and cost from $150,000 and $180,000 respectively.
The vehicle continues to be tested, the Tesla Semi prototype has been recently seen passing road tests in the wild nature.