Elon Musk says a Tesla Semi will be unveiled in September
Since last summer, Elon Musk has been teasing Tesla fans with word the company is building an electric “semi truck.” What form, shape and size that truck will take is still under wraps, but at least now we have a more definitive timeframe.
On Thursday, Musk twitted that the truck will be unveiled in September. “Tesla Semi truck unveil set for September,” Musk tweeted. “Team has done an amazing job. Seriously next level.”
Tesla Semi truck unveil set for September. Team has done an amazing job. Seriously next level.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 13, 2017
Musk first raised the idea of an electric semi in July 2016 when he released his company’s Master Plan Part Deux. In a July 31, 2016, tweet, Musk replied to a question about a possible electric cargo van and said it would “probably makes sense to build off the pickup truck chassis.”
That electric pickup, which a cargo van could be built off, will come in “18 to 24 months,” he tweeted on Thursday.