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Tesla collaborates with customers to build on-site charging terminals for Tesla Semi

Tesla has promised game-changing specs for its Tesla Semi, but has said little about the charging infrastructure the electric truck will use. Now Reuters reports that Tesla is collaborating with Anheuser-Busch, PepsiCo and UPS to build on-site charging terminals at their facilities. The companies said that the partnerships include design and engineering from Tesla, but… Read more »

Tesla Semi hits the highway with a bang

This is big: big event, big truck, big battery…and big implications for the trucking industry, the global economy and the future of humans in the workforce. The media (not only the EV press, but also outlets focusing on business and the trucking industry) has been in full speculation mode about the Tesla Semi for months,… Read more »

Tesla Semi to be unveiled in late October

The Tesla Semi is on its way, but it’s been stuck in traffic on the Interstate. Elon Musk now says the new electric and autonomous Class 8 tractor is “tentatively scheduled” for unveiling and test rides on October 26, about a month behind the previously announced schedule. “Worth seeing this beast in person,” tweeted Musk…. Read more »

Trucking industry skeptical but wary about Tesla semi plans

Long-haul trucks are going to be a tough nut for EVs to crack, but it’s never smart to bet against Tesla. That’s the one-sentence summary of the trucking industry’s reaction to Tesla’s recent announcement that it will unveil an electric semi-truck in September. The challenges involved in electrifying big rigs are huge. The battery for… Read more »

Tesla to build Semis and expand battery production at Nevada Gigafactory

Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory is quite a place—since its 2014 opening, the company has invested $6.2 billion in the region, and the 5.4-million-square-foot, 11,000-employee facility has produced some 7.3 billion battery cells, 1.5 million battery packs and 3.6 million drive units. Now Tesla has announced plans to invest an additional $3.6 billion, hire 3,000 more team… Read more »

Tesla delivers “badass” Semi, teases megawatt charging for Cybertruck

The Tesla Semi is finally here, and it’s officially a beast. “If you’re a truck driver and you want the most bad-ass rig on the road, this is it,” said Tesla’s CEO at a delivery event at the company’s Nevada Gigafactory, just before he handed over key cards to two PepsiCo executives. EV pundits were… Read more »

Tesla shares shot of Semis charging at Megachargers

Tesla said little about the upcoming Semi in its latest earnings report—no update on the status of production or customer deliveries. However, the company did release a photo of four Tesla Semis charging at the new Megacharger station at Gigafactory Nevada, where the e-truck is currently in low-volume production. Tesla-stalker Sawyer Merritt shared some drone… Read more »

Tesla Q2 earnings report: record billion-dollar income, delays for Semi and Cybertruck

The headline figure of Tesla’s second-quarter 2021 earnings report was a blockbuster: $1.1 billion in GAAP net income, a new record for the company and an astounding success for a young automaker. The milestone was reached thanks to the soaring sales of Models 3 and Y—the former is now outselling many gas burners in several… Read more »