American electric car manufacturer, Tesla, is the largest electric car manufacturer globally. However, the company keeps setting new and higher targets for itself. According to recent reports, the recovery and improvement of production capacity after the optimization will boost Tesla’s production. The upgrade of the Shanghai, Berline and Texas production lines will also further increase the production capacity. Recent estimates reveals that the company’s production will reach a record high in the third quarter. In addition to the production, the delivery volume will also be considerable.
According to analysts, Tesla’s shipment of electric cars in the third quarter will be between 350,000 and 370,000. If this happens, it will be a new record high for the company. The previous quarter with the highest delivery of Tesla electric vehicles was the first quarter of this year. In Q1 2022, Tesla produced 305,400 vehicles and delivered more than 310,000 vehicles to global users.
At the end of every quarter ad every year, Tesla’s deliveries usually accelerates. The situation seems to be the same in the third quarter of this year. According to reports, Tesla officially confirms that its quarter-end deliveries in Q3 will be very large. It is also asking all employees to provide additional support in an internal memo.
If Tesla hits a new record in deliveries this quarter, it will boost its revenue. This in turn will also hit a new record. The sales will also push its profits to new highs after several consecutive quarters of profitability. At present, the third quarter is coming to an end.
Tesla Semi electric truck spotted in the U.S.
There have been a long wait for Tesla’s semi electric trucks. Finally, the long-awaited delivery began as multiple Tesla Semi electric trucks were spotted in United Stated. These semi electric trucks were actually on their way to different parts of the country. The Tesla Semi, an all-electric Class 8 truck, was unveiled as early as 2017. Official deliveries were expected as soon as 2019. However, it was apparently delayed for years. Last month, Tesla CEO, Elon Musk unexpectedly revealed that Tesla’s 500-mile (about 804.67 kilometers) range version of the Semi truck will start delivering this year.
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However, Musk did not give a specific delivery time, but it seems that it should be not far away. This is because several Tesla Semi electric trucks were spotted being transported on other trucks across the United States. Tesla claims it will be the first customer of the Semi truck. The company also plans to use the vehicle in its own business to reduce fuel costs. Tesla has actually used early prototypes of the truck in its operations. It used it notably in transportation between the Gigafactory in Nevada and the Fremont factory.
Tesla reservations for semi electric trucks dates back to 2017
Tesla has been taking reservations for Semi trucks five years ago, with deposits of up to $20,000 per truck. It is understood that the company currently has thousands of pre-orders for the electric truck. While Tesla has deployed Semi truck production in Nevada, production volumes are fairly low. However, Tesla expects to put the vehicle into mass production next year at its Gigafactory in Texas. The company has never announced planned production capacity for the Semi truck. Nevertheless, it expects to be able to produce tens of thousands of them a year.
The 4-motor version of the Semi electric truck adopts a 6×4 drive type, which is driven by four independent motors. It is distributed on the two rear axles, with a horsepower of 1,100 horses. The acceleration time from kilometer to kilometer is about 20 seconds. This is about half of the zero-to-100 acceleration time of traditional trucks. In terms of price, the version with a cruising range of 480km sells for $150,000. However, the version with a range of 800km will sell for $180,000.