Tesla has posted a video of its Tesla Semi electric truck prototype running on a test track. For the first time, the American automaker demonstrated an electric truck in motion.
Semi on the track pic.twitter.com/0QCTYGbLJv- Tesla (@Tesla) March 14, 2021 </a >
The commercialization of electric truck tractors was reportedly made possible by the use of new battery cells called the Tesla 4680 and possibly even Tesla's new structural battery pack.
At Tesla's battery bottom last year, the automaker said the new cells would allow cars like the Tesla Semi to be used.
As production approaches, these new prototypes are expected to potentially be equipped with new elements of Tesla's pilot production in Fremont.
The Tesla Semi was originally slated to enter production in 2019. After several delays, Tesla started talking about "low-volume production at the end of 2020," but later the deadline was pushed back to 2021.
Most recently, Tesla announced that the electric truck will go into production this year and supplied to some of its loyal customers.
The Tesla Semi is expected to reduce logistics costs through lower operating costs, as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions from Tesla's operations.