Tesla recently updated its reservation page for the first all-electric tractor-trailer announced in 2017. Potential customers are now invited to deposit $ 20,000 for Semi.
To make a reservation, customers must first deposit কার্ড 5,000 (AD 6,000 CAD, € 4,000 in the Netherlands, £ 4,000 in the UK, and 41,000 Norwegian kroner) with a credit card. They then have 10 days to bring a wire transfer with the remaining $ 15,000 ($ 20,000 CAD, € 13,000, £ 11,000, kr119,000) of their reservation payment. At that point, they can save an additional $ 20,000 ($ 26,000 CAD, € 17,000, £ 15,000, kr160,000) for each additional semester they wish to order.
The agreement states that the reservation payment will be applied to the full purchase price of Semi, which is expected to start at $ 150,000. Reservations can be canceled at any time, the company wrote, “in which case you will receive a full refund of your reservation payment.”
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It’s all well and good but nowhere on the reservation page, or even a production timeline in terms. The company doesn’t get any more specific than customers say it “secures the estimated preference for ordering”. [their] Tesla Semis. “
This is a bit of a concern because the story of the truck is long and winding. Unveiled for widespread acclaim in 2017, the automaker promised that it would reach a range of 300 to 500 miles (483-805 km), be powered by four independent motors and be able to hit speeds of up to 60 miles (96 km / h). Within 20 seconds.
It added that the truck would hit the road in 2019, which apparently did not happen, and every year since then the company has pushed back that estimate by one year. Tesla now says it will go into production sometime in 2023.
Although it has updated the production timeline every year since 2019, Tesla has not updated the price of the truck since its unveiling in 2017. At that point, the prices of Tesla’s other vehicles have risen more than once and the price of all-electric vehicles will rise, causing additional inflation and supply chain problems. So, even though customers can order the truck, it can be difficult to estimate how much it will actually cost if it hits the road.