Another day, another promise from Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
In a post on one of the social networks, the billionaire claims that his car company will start delivering semi-trucks with an autonomy of about 800 kilometers sometime this year.
As always, his claims will have to be viewed with a healthy dose of skepticism, as Musk has a habit of missing deadlines when it comes to any of Tesla’s vehicles, indicates Futurism.
As Electrek notes, production of the Tesla Semi has been repeatedly delayed since Musk first unveiled the prototype in late 2017.
Deadlines and Elon Musk
Despite the delays, pre-orders have started to flow. By the end of 2017, UPS and Walmart had joined the rest of the companies that had ordered this truck model, and in the years that followed, the Tesla Semi was spotted in several areas on the roads of the US state of California.
With several sightings this summer, including a truck that sported some mysterious murals on the side, Tesla has made some major strides in production.
Remains to be seen
On the official website, Tesla praises the Semi as “the safest and most comfortable truck ever built.” The cabin has a single centered seat with two large displays flanking the steering wheel.
Given Elon Musk’s track record with deadlines, we’d do well not to get too excited too soon. Still, there seems to be a lot of interest in the truck, which means it could prove to be a big win for the company if it ever makes it to market.