Tesla boss Elon Musk said the 500-mile-range version of the company’s all-electric truck will begin shipping before the end of this year . This new date is considerably earlier than expected after the CEO said in January that the company will not introduce any new vehicles this year and that the truck will be on the roads in 2023 .
Musk shared the development in a tweet on Wednesday, August 10. The tweet also includes confirmation that Tesla’s long-awaited Cybertruck plans to hit the roads in 2023 .
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— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 10, 2022
Interested buyers of Tesla’s truck, including brands such as Walmart, FedEx, DHL, United Parcel Service, Anheuser and Busch, had to show great patience as the automaker’s class 8 truck suffered a series of delays .
Tesla Makes Final Preparations For Its Electric Truck
This new truck from Tesla has a sleek design and can sprint from zero to 60 miles per hour in 20 seconds when loaded to a maximum gross vehicle weight of 80,000 pounds . It also features four independent motors for maximum power and acceleration, providing low energy costs per mile, Tesla says.
In 2019, a prototype of the truck was seen carrying new cars on a California highway in what appears to be an early road test, and last year the automaker released a video showing the truck in action on a test track near its Fremont, California plant.
Alongside the 500-mile version, Tesla will launch another truck with a 300-mile range. The base price for the first is expected to be $ 180,000 , and the second is expected to be $ 150,000 .