Tesla, Inc. has been making waves in the automotive industry with their innovative electric vehicles and self-driving technology. Recently, they unveiled the Tesla Semi—an all-electric semi-truck that promises to revolutionize the trucking industry. Now that initial production of the Tesla Semi has begun, it looks like ramping up production is seeing some momentum. In this blog post, we’ll explore the state of Tesla Semi’s production ramp and what this could mean for the future of electric trucks. Read on to learn more!
Tesla Semi production ramp is seeing some momentum
After years of waiting, Tesla Semi production is finally ramping up. Tesla has been producing Semi trucks at its Fremont factory since early 2020, and is now starting to ramp up production.
In the last few months, Tesla has increased Semi production from a few dozen trucks per month to a few hundred. This is still a small fraction of the company’s total vehicle output, but it’s an important step forward for the Semi program.
The ramp-up in production comes as Tesla prepares to begin delivering Semis to customers later this year. The first batch of trucks will go to major customers like Anheuser-Busch and UPS, who have placed large orders for the electric trucks.
Tesla is also making progress on the development of a new battery factory in Nevada, which is critical for the company’s plans to mass-produce the Semi. The Gigafactory 1 facility is expected to start churning out batteries for the Semi later this year, which should help accelerate production of the truck.
Tesla is on track to produce 5,000 Semis per week by the end of the year
As we’ve discussed before, Tesla is aiming to produce 5,000 Semis per week by the end of the year. And it seems they are on track to do just that.
In the last week alone, Tesla has produced over 200 Semis. That’s a big jump from the 100 or so they were producing just a few weeks ago. And with each passing week, production is only increasing.
The main reason for this increase in production is due to the fact that Tesla has finally secured all the necessary components for the Semi. For months, there have been delays due to issues with suppliers. But now that those problems have been ironed out, production is ramping up quickly.
There’s still a long way to go before Tesla reaches their goal of 5,000 Semis per week. But at this rate, it seems like they’ll get there sooner rather than later.