This will be the year that you will begin seeing the Tesla Semi Truck hit the roads. They may not be fully automatic just yet due to current laws and restrictions, but truck drivers will be able to take advantage of similar features that Tesla owners have today. That, and they will look pretty darn cool compared to some of the trucks on the road today.
Elon Musk mentioned in a tweet that the big trucks will begin shipping this year and that the Cybertruck will finally begin shipping in 2023. News that is sure to make many happy both in the consumer and commercial markets alike.
Tesla 500 mile range Semi Truck starts shipping this year, Cybertruck next year
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 10, 2022
The semi sports a 500-mile range thanks to the amount of space it has to hide the battery pack. It can go from 0 to 60 MPH in 20 seconds while hauling an 80,000 lb load (on paper) and promises to be one of the most comfortable rides ever (for a semi).
Of course, the news that everyone has been waiting on is the Cybertruck. The truck is late to the game with the competition offering a heavy focus on electric trucks. So many models from Ford, Chevy, Rivian, Hummer, GMC, Buick, and more–are either on the market or coming soon. Putting a lot of pressure on the category that Tesla seems to be holding back the most on. Thankfully (for Tesla, fans of the company are pretty dedicated and will likely continue to wait patiently with their pre-orders. Unless someone else releases something that knocks their socks off enough to switch sides.
Update: Tesla plans to announce the rollout of its first Semi truck order on December 1st. Pepsi Co will be the first company to receive its trucks.