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Tesla Now Focused On Volume Production Of Tesla Semi — Leaked Email From Elon Musk Confirmed

Donny Dolittle shared a screenshot of a leaked June 9 email from Elon Musk regarding the Tesla Semi, indicating that it is finally going into production. Elon has now confirmed on Twitter that he did indeed send the email

Donny Dolittle shared a screenshot of a leaked June 9 email from Elon Musk regarding the Tesla Semi, indicating that it is finally going into production. Elon has now confirmed on Twitter that he did indeed send the email.

The email goes as follows: “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. Production of the battery and powertrain would take place at Giga Nevada, with most of the other work probably occurring in other states. Jerome and I are very excited to work with you to bring this amazing product to market!”

For more on Tesla President Jerome Guillen and the start of the Tesla Semi program, seee:

One key from this short, yet exciting email:

The production of the battery for the Tesla Semi will take place at the Sparks, NV, Gigafactory. So will the powertrain. Elon Musk once noted that the main reason that Tesla hasn’t ramped up the Semi’s production was lack of battery cells. Apparently, battery production has really ramped up, especially considering that Model Y production just began last quarter.

Whenever Battery Day does arrive, we will have a lot to look forward to. I’ve never been excited about batteries before — not until Tesla.

In Tesla’s Q1 2020 earnings report, Elon Musk said that Tesla will delay production and deliveries of the Semi until 2021. It’s been an intense three years since the unveiling of the Tesla Semi and Tesla is now doing pretty well in meeting its goals, but this volume production launch is surprising. Perhaps Tesla has made a battery production breakthrough.

 
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