Elon Musk Confirms Tesla Semi Truck For September, Pickup Within 2 Years

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has taken to Twitter to announce plans to introduce the company’s first semi-truck in September.

Musk is keeping details under wraps but he hinted the semi-truck is “seriously next level” and the team responsible for developing it has done an “amazing job.” That’s not much to go on but the executive has previously said the Tesla Semi will “deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo transport, while increasing safety and making it really fun to operate.”

Tesla wouldn’t become the first company to develop an electric semi as BMW uses a truck built by Dutch manufacturer Terberg to deliver parts to the company’s plant in Munich, Germany. Nikola Motor also claimed to have been developing an electric semi but eventually decided to go with a hydrogen powertrain instead.

Getting back to the Tesla news, Musk said the company is still working on a pickup truck and it will be unveiled within 18 to 24 months. The outspoken executive also reiterated plans for a new Roadster, but unfortunately there’s no timetable on that one.

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  • BqWsRe

    Hahaha! Elon Musk was in desperation mode today as Tesla stock was crashing. Sent out a serious of desperate tweets right before a holiday weekend saying Tesla has all the products coming, even a PICK UP TRUCK. So hillbilly of Tesla! Lol. And no mention of the Model 3.

    Even with the Chinese company buying a big chunk of Tesla recently, it is all smoke and mirrors…stock keeps crashing, no Model 3 coming even though all those suckers paid thousands in deposits to Tesla. Tesla is a fraud!

    • BqWsRe

      “Musk is keeping details under wraps but he hinted the semi-truck is “seriously next level” and the team responsible for developing it has done an “amazing job.” That’s not much to go on”

      Yeah, and you forgot to mention it might come out “24 months” from now (many competitors by then, not first to market), Musk did NOT guarantee it in writing, and Tesla still hasn’t explained where the Model 3 is (or isn’t)!

      Elon Musk is a master snake oil salesmen…His desperate tweets are proof of that.

      Bradley is now ghost writing.

    • Zed68

      Yeah… coal is so much better… we should run cars on coal.

    • Caddy Shack

      Are you Donald Trump’s golf caddy at Mar-A-Lago? The hyperbole rubbish propaganda you spew is as entertaining as the nutjob tool we currently have as president in the Whitehouse. Are you two related?

    • MultiKdizzle

      Can you kindly piss off mate?

  • Kash

    Today September, tomorrow December.

  • Phoenix

    Haters crack me up. This American car company is leading with creativity and innovation. It’s not another brand from another country, and that is certainly something about which we can all be proud.

    • BGM

      Nobody beats me at American-ning but no, I’m not even remotely proud. Tesla is a toy for rich people subsidized by the working middle class. It has a blowhard for a leader and a lot of fanbois. There are 1000 articles on Tesla for every one on the Leaf or any other electric vehicle which are essentially the same thing. Musk has replaced Jobs as the Oracle of Delphi, a man – or demigod – whose every pronouncement is taken as revelation, no matter how ridiculous (hyperloop, living on Mars…). In reality both are very nasty individuals whose motto ought to be *fumum vendidi*.

  • LeftLanePrius

    Hopefully this will allows semi’s to accelerate faster when merging on highways and maintain their speed up and down hills.

  • Smith

    Well, late again, that’s a surprise. October 3rd and still no announcement.

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