The all-electric Tesla Semi could go into production in 2023, according to Elon Musk, and now the company is publicly teasing the big truck. The company used its Tesla Semi to deliver a package of superchargers to the Weathertech Laguna Seca racetrack in California.
Earlier this year, Tesla opened up the pre-order and reservation system for its Semi, asking for $5,000 to hold a spot in line, and now it looks like Tesla is ready to start testing the vehicle more often.
At this point, the Class 8 Tesla Semi is more than three years behind schedule since it was first announced. However, that hasn’t stopped Tesla from occasionally using it to complete tasks or deliver vehicles to customers.
Installation of pre-assembled Superchargers in Laguna Seca pic.twitter.com/TZ9DkwTpqM
– Tesla Charging (@TeslaCharging) June 29, 2022
For example, in a new video shared on Twitter, Tesla showed off its massive Semi prototype, hauling and delivering a large load of pre-assembled Supercharger stations to a Raceway in California. The location is a popular spot for high-performance Tesla owners, and now it looks like Tesla will set up multiple charging stations at the track.
For what it’s worth, of late, Tesla has started shipping its charging systems completely pre-assembled in an effort to speed up its ever-increasing expansion of chargers. So while the delivery itself isn’t new or noteworthy, the fact that an unreleased Tesla Semi prototype has done the job is exciting.
We still don’t have a concrete release date for the Tesla Semi. CEO Elon Musk recently mentioned production in 2023, but we’ll just have to wait and see as usual.