10.2 C
New York

Tesla begins taking reservations for Semi with $20K down payment


Five years after debuting its electric big rig, Tesla has started accepting reservations for the Semi.

According to a May 16 report from Inside EVs, Tesla is now accepting online reservations for the Tesla Semi.

According to the company website, a credit card down payment of $5000 is due upon reservation. A second payment of $15,000 delivered through wire transfer is then due within 10 days. Tesla says that the initial $5000 down payment is fully refundable.

Prominent companies including Walmart, PepsiCo, and Anheuser-Busch have pre-ordered Tesla Semis.

Tesla did not provide information on when deliveries of the Tesla Semi might begin.

The total expected base price for a Tesla Semi with a 300 mile range is $150,000, according to the company website. The expected base price for a Tesla Semi with a 500 mile range is $180,000.

Tesla debuted the Semi in 2017 with big promises from Elon Musk that the vehicle can “transform into a robot, fight aliens and make one hell of a latte.”

The company says that a fully loaded Tesla Semi can go from 0 to 60 m.p.h. in 20 seconds, powered by four independent motors on the rear axles.

You can check out the Tesla Semi reveal that happened on November 16, 2017, in the video below.


Get the hottest daily trucking news

This Week in Trucking