(ORDO NEWS) — According to a Reuters report, Elon Musk ordered Tesla to start mass production of the Semi electric truck.
“Battery and powertrain production will be in the Giga Nevada,” Musk wrote in an email, citing Gigafactory 1 in Nevada.
It is noteworthy that the Tesla reports for the third quarter of 2019 indicate that Semi will be produced in “limited quantities” or “on order”. The start of mass production is a big surprise not only for potential buyers, but also for employees of the Mask company.
The Tesla Semi presentation took place on November 16, 2017, and somehow everyone quickly forgot about the new product. However, the company did not abandon its brainchild and in two years brought the technological novelty to mind.
Without load, the Semi accelerates to 100 km / h in 5 seconds, and with a full load of 36.3 tons – in 20 seconds. On a single battery charge, the Semi can travel 500 kilometers at maximum load and 800 kilometers without it.
The driver’s seat inside the futuristic cab is located in the center, which allows you to freely control the touch screens.
By the way, part of the team working on the Semi software worked on the Crew Dragon spacecraft, created by Mask’s other brainchild, SpaceX.
As soon as Mask announced the start of mass production, orders from UPS, Walmart, Pepsi and DHL immediately rained down. In addition, the company’s shares for the first time exceeded the mark of $ 1,000 apiece.
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