Tesla Using Electric Semi to Deliver EVs

Tesla Inc. is using prototypes of its upcoming Semi electric truck to transport the company’s Model 3 EV to distribution centers.

CEO Elon Musk posted a picture and video of the Semi delivery truck on Twitter over the weekend. In the post, Musk said he was looking forward to getting the Semi into production.

When the vehicle was unveiled in late 2017, Tesla said it aimed to launch deliveries some time in 2019. Since the unveiling, Tesla has announced fleet orders totaling about 2,000 units from big-name companies such as Anheuser-Busch, PepsiCo and Walmart.

Pricing starts at $150,000 for the base 300-mile-range Semi. A 500-mile version is priced at $180,000. Tesla claims the trucks will save owners more than $200,000 over the course of one million miles of driving.