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posted by janrinok on Wednesday February 08 2017, @02:16AM   Printer-friendly
from the keep-on-truckin' dept.

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When Elon Musk released his' Master Plan Part 2' for Tesla last year, he surprised a lot of people in the industry when he announced that the automaker will soon venture in the semi-truck business.

[...] Musk announced several new vehicle programs when he released his' Master Plan Part 2': a minibus, a pickup truck, and a semi truck. Those were added to the already known Model 3 and Model Y programs.

Since Tesla already has over 400,000 reservations for the Model 3, Musk is emphasizing that the automaker is focusing its resources on the vehicle before going into those new programs.

When questioned about Tesla losing its focus after the announcement that they are already working on the new vehicles last year, Musk said that "early development work" is not taking a lot of resources away from Model 3. Tooling and getting to production is where things get expensive.

Based on Musk's comment, we would expect Tesla Semi to still be in "early development work" as the company is still working on bringing the Model 3 to production in the coming months.


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  • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Wednesday February 08 2017, @06:52PM

    by Phoenix666 (552) on Wednesday February 08 2017, @06:52PM (#464673) Journal

    I saw electric delivery vans at the Bronx Zoo 5 years ago, but have not seen them since. Perhaps they haven't worked out the kinks yet. In theory it seems like a natural fit. Fuel costs have a significant effect on the bottom line of a shipping outfit. From the perspective of municipalities it makes sense, too. Air quality is no laughing matter. NYC alone has asthma rates that are many times higher than the national average.

    Washington DC delenda est.
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