Elon Musk seems to have put an end to the continued delay in launching the Tesla Semi electric truck. In a statement to the automaker’s employees, aimed at e-mail, the company’s CEO asked employees for agility.
Musk said that “It’s time to go all out and bring the Tesla Semi to volume production. It’s been in limited production so far, which has allowed us to improve many aspects of the design.” Expected for 2019, the American brand’s Truck was supposed to be riding on the U.S. highways. “We expect that production of both Model Y in Fremont and Model 3 in Shanghai will continue to ramp gradually through Q2. We are continuing to build capacity for Model Y at Gigafactory Berlin and Gigafactory Shanghai and remain on track to start deliveries from both locations in 2021. Lastly, we are shifting our first Tesla Semi deliveries to 2021.“
Introduced in 2017, the Tesla Semi won 2,000 orders from major customers in the U.S. right away but has suffered considerable delays since then. As Tesla has a long history of delays, many were not surprised by this. One reason, at least, is related to Nikola Motors, which filed a lawsuit against Elon’s company.