Tesla is gearing up to launch its first mass-market all-electric sedan in July this year before it starts mass producing them to meet the outstanding demand of hundreds of thousands of units that have already been pre-ordered by customers. That’s not all the company has up its sleeve, though. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that the company is going to unveil its electric semi truck this September.
“Tesla Semi truck unveil set for September,” Musk tweeted, adding that the “Team has done an amazing job. Seriously next level.” Musk has also said that the company is going to unveil an electric pickup truck in about 18 to 24 months.
The company referred to its plans for a truck in the Master Plan that was made public in July last year. “We believe the Tesla Semi will deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo transport, while increasing safety and making it really fun to operate,” it said.
Tesla hasn’t revealed much about the company’s first all-electric semi truck. A spokesperson for the company has said that no further information will be provided at this point in time beyond what Musk has already shared in his tweet.
It goes without saying that many will be interested in finding out what sort of range will this semi truck provide, what the charging times are going to be, and most importantly how much it’s going to cost.