Tesla has revealed pricing for its new Semi truck, which starts at $150,000 USD for the base model with a 300 mile (482km) range, and $180,000 USD for the model with 500 mile (804km) range.
A base reservation is available for $20,000 USD, while there are limited ‘Founders Series’ Semi versions available at $200,000 USD (one of the initial 1,000 available), which also require a full up front payment to reserve.
Canadian Tesla Semi truck pre-order pricing, according to the company’s website, is as follows (and is not exactly cheap thanks to the Canadian dollar exchange rate):
- Tesla Semi: $26,000 CAD
- Tesla Semi Founders Series: $257,000 CAD
The Tesla Semi doesn’t start production until 2019, and is touted by the company as “the safest, most comfortable truck ever. Four independent motors provide maximum power and acceleration and require the lowest energy cost per mile.”
Tesla says the truck comes with over $200,000 USD in fuel savings and can go from 0 to 60mph (100km/h) with a full 80,000 pound load in 20 seconds, while also speed up a 5% grade at 65mph (104kph). Full Enhanced Autopilot comes standard for the Semi, which Tesla says is impossible to ‘jack-knife’ due to its traction controls.
Canadian companies such as Loblaw and Walmart Canada have already placed pre-orders for the Tesla Semi, which was announced last week (which was partially overshadowed by the surprise second generation Roadster announcement).