Apr 13, 2023 - 01:27 pm
PepsiCo puts 18 Tesla Semis into company livery
PepsiCo has unveiled its fleet of 18 Tesla Semis in Sacramento, USA. The all-electric Class 8 trucks will be used at the beverage company’s bottling plant in Sacramento, California. PepsiCo ordered the first 100 electric semi-trailer trucks from Tesla in 2017.
Jan 26, 2023 - 01:15 am
Tesla doubles profit over 2022, takes aim for 1.8 million vehicles in 2023
Tesla more than doubled its profit to 12.6 billion dollars in 2022. In addition to several financial records at quarterly and annual levels, two news bits are notable in the annual report: the cyber truck is to go into production before the end of 2023 and Tesla is preparing a “next-generation vehicle platform”.
Jan 2, 2023 - 03:33 pm
Tesla increases 4680 cell production capacities
Tesla can now equip around 1,000 vehicles per week with its new 4680 battery cells. At the end of December, Tesla said it achieved a production rate of 868,000 4680 cells in one week – enough for said approximately 1,000 electric cars.
Oct 7, 2022 - 12:28 pm
Musk announces the start of Semi production
Elon Musk has now announced the start of production of the Tesla Semi on Twitter. The first examples of the heavy-duty electric truck are to be handed over to Pepsi on 1 December. Not much has been revealed about the trucks so far.
Apr 8, 2022 - 01:09 pm
Tesla opens the new Austin gigafactory
Tesla has officially opened its factory in Austin in the US state of Texas. This is where the Model Y is produced with the new 4680 cells, which are also manufactured on site and integrated into the new structural battery pack. In addition, Elon Musk announced a new model.
Dec 13, 2021 - 01:52 pm
Tesla is ramping up Semi pre-production in Nevada
Tesla has started small-scale production of the ‘Semi’ electric truck in a new hall at its Nevada factory, according to an observer. However, series production of the Tesla Semi is not scheduled to start until 2023.
Aug 10, 2021 - 11:45 am
Wave to develop high voltage inductive charging system
The US company Wave (Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification), a subsidiary of Ideanomics, develops inductive charging systems for electric commercial vehicles. For future developments, Wave is planning 500 and 1,000 kW charging power – and explicitly refers to the Tesla Semi.
Aug 9, 2021 - 10:56 am
First Tesla Model Y units arrive in Europe
The first Tesla Model Ys have arrived in Europe. A German manager of the electric car manufacturer made this public on his LinkedIn channel. The official start of deliveries is still scheduled for September, but it looks like the first deliveries could take place in August. This is also supported by a media date.
Jul 21, 2021 - 11:35 am
Tesla to open Superchargers to 3rd parties in 2021
Elon Musk has now confirmed on Twitter that Tesla will open its Supercharger network to electric cars from other brands later this year. Meanwhile, there is an update on Tesla’s plan to start production of the Semi electric truck this year.
May 10, 2021 - 03:32 pm
Dedicated e-truck charging site coming up in California
WattEV is building a pilot electric truck stop in California’s San Joaquin Valley, positioned near logistics fulfilment centres run by Amazon and Walmart. The mega-watt charging site will feature a solar micro-grid with battery storage, plus grid energy from PG&E.
Mar 30, 2021 - 08:08 pm
10 Tesla Semi and 2 Megachargers ordered by MHX
MHX a leasing and logistics firm in California has been awarded a $1.9 million grant from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) to purchase 10 Tesla Semis and two Megachargers. MHX has also been awarded a separate $560,000 grant from MSRC to deploy two overhead electric cranes for electric forklifts.
Mar 28, 2021 - 05:12 pm
Frito-Lay lowers emissions with new fleet in California
Frito-Lay a snack food division of PepsiCo. has announced that by the end of 2021, it will replace all existing diesel-powered vehicles at its Modesto manufacturing plant in California, with zero-emission (ZE) or “near-zero-emission” (NZE) vehicles.
Mar 16, 2021 - 11:57 am
Tesla moves to launch cell production in Grünheide by 2022
Tesla wants to submit the application for approval for the production of battery cells in Grünheide to German authorities by July of this year at the latest. According to the corresponding media report, the production start for the cells in Grünheide is targeted for 2022.
Jan 29, 2021 - 02:04 pm
Tesla Semi & Cybertruck dependent on 4680 cells
Elon Musk has concretised the timetables for the future models in the wake of the latest earnings call. Tesla could launch the Semi electric truck and Cybertruck pickup as early as now, but a bottleneck has grown around the battery cells.
Oct 27, 2020 - 11:58 am
Tesla investing in US production capacities
Tesla plans to invest 4.5 to 6.0 billion US dollars in 2021 and 2022 respectively to expand its production capacities for electric cars and batteries. This was revealed in a statement to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Oct 26, 2020 - 06:11 pm
Tesla plans V4-Supercharger with up to 350 kW
Tesla may launch a fourth-generation Supercharger, which should allow charging capacities of around 350 kW, as Tesla’s automotive boss Jerome Guillen revealed. The first models to achieve such charging capacities have apparently already been determined.
Sep 30, 2020 - 04:54 pm
Walmart Canada triples its Tesla Semi order
Walmart Canada has reserved another 100 electric trucks at Tesla. After the Canadian branch of the US retail giant ordered 30 Tesla Semi two years ago, Walmart Canada is now increasing its order to a total of 130 units of the Tesla electric truck.
Jul 24, 2020 - 12:02 pm
Tesla to move a significant part of US production to Texas
Following the heated exchange between Tesla and California regulatory authorities regarding the re-opening of the Gigafactory following the Covid-19 pandemic, Elon Musk had announced that he would pack up and move. Now a decision has been made regarding production in Texas.
Jun 11, 2020 - 12:55 pm
Tesla stocks rise past 1,000 USD mark
Tesla shares broke through the USD 1,000 mark for the first time on Wednesday. At over 180 billion dollars, this exceeded Toyota’s market capitalisation for the first time. This means that Tesla is currently trading on the stock exchange as the most valuable car manufacturer in the world.
May 8, 2020 - 01:42 pm
Tesla pushes Roadster to 2022 as Musk sets priorities
The new Tesla Roadster won’t hit the markets before 2022. That’s two years later than Elon Musk initially envisioned in 2017. The delay, however, is not due to the virus, officially but Tesla has too many other things on their plate.
Oct 24, 2019 - 12:30 am
Tesla shows profit and growth in Q3
After two quarters of losses, Tesla closed the third quarter of 2019 with a profit. While sales were near the level of the previous quarter, the fresh business figures this time show a bottom-line improvement of 143 million US dollars.
Oct 23, 2019 - 12:14 pm
Deadmau5 is going electric
Tesla’s electric truck is not only popular with fleet operators: Canadian DJ and music producer Deadmau5 has announced that they will use the Tesla Semi as a mobile music studio for their 2021 tour.
Aug 1, 2019 - 01:33 pm
RV concept for Tesla Semi revealed
The design company Vanlifer has come up with a novel idea to just use a Telsa semi-trailer truck as the basis for an electric mobile home. With Tesla’s self-driving functions this home could make coming home a matter of staying put and pressing buttons.
Jul 4, 2019 - 12:33 pm
Tesla shows up at SF pride parade
In an effort to showcase support for local (and global) causes, Tesla sent their electric Semi truck as well as a lineup of their other models to the SF pride parade, alongside a host of employees.
Mar 15, 2019 - 01:05 pm
Tesla starts Semi production on a small scale
Following the recent model version of the Model 3, Tesla has now doubled up in the fun department and is offering a 1:24 scale version of the electric Semi truck. This is also significantly cheaper than the real deal, running at 250 dollars.
Jan 14, 2019 - 07:00 pm
Tesla receives electric truck order from Norway
The EV maker has received another order from Europe for the the Tesla Semi. Duty-free retailer Travel Retail Norway has ordered two electric trucks to move goods from the warehouse to major airports.
Sep 14, 2018 - 06:13 pm
Design patents attest Tesla Semi is unique
After Nikola Motor had issued a patent infringement claim against Tesla for “substantial” design inspiration, which they came from the Nikola One, Tesla has now received official design patents for the Semi.