Tesla Semi-Truck Reveal Now Delayed to November

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced the company’s semi-truck won’t be revealed until November 16.

According to Musk, the delay is so the company can focus resources to fixing Model 3 production bottlenecks, as well as increasing battery production for Puerto Rico and other affected areas from recent hurricanes. The semi-truck was originally set to be revealed on October 26 and recently a photo leaked showing what is likely Tesla’s semi-truck on a trailer at the Inyokern Airport, which is about 150 miles from Tesla’s Design Center.

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Earlier this month, Tesla revealed it managed to only deliver 220 Model 3 units in the last quarter, but promised the company understands what needs to be fixed in the production process. It makes sense that Tesla would want to make Model 3 production a priority over revealing its semi-truck, especially since there are so many pre-orders for the Model 3.

Musk has also been eager in assisting Puerto Rico with its energy crisis as a result of Hurricane Maria, saying he could rebuild Puerto Rico’s energy grid.

Tesla Semi unveil now Nov 16. Diverting resources to fix Model 3 bottlenecks & increase battery production for Puerto Rico & other affected areas.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 6, 2017

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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