Tesla on Twitterfor the first time published a short video demonstrating a Tesla Semi electric truck independently moving on a test track.
For the first time since the official presentation of TeslaSemi in 2017, an electric tractor was shown in the video, which may indicate the completion of pre-production tests and the preparation of the company for the release of another electric vehicle, expanding the Tesla lineup. Initially, the launch of mass production was scheduled for 2020, but now the most likely date for the start of Tesla Semi production is the summer of 2021.
Semi on the track pic.twitter.com/0QCTYGbLJv
- Tesla (@Tesla) March 14, 2021
Previously, Tesla Semi truck was spotted in Februarythis year while transporting it on a platform in California. Tesla's electric truck is expected to be assembled at Gigafactory 5 in Texas, where the futuristic Cybertruck is also slated for production. Elon Musk recently confirmed that the Tesla Semi will receive a 500 kWh battery pack, which will provide an autonomous travel distance of up to 300 miles (480 km).