Tesla Semi prices revealed

Quimby Mug Bayou Florida
Updated Nov 24, 2017

While Tesla passed along plenty of news last week when unveiling its electric Semi, it did not deliver on four major points: vehicle weight, horsepower, torque and price.

Though Tesla founder Elon Musk has been quiet on Twitter about that, the company has released a price guide for the Class 8 regional hauler.

A 300-mile variant of the Semi will cost $150,000; the 500-mile model, $180,000; and a Founders Series will run $200,000, according to electrek.

A reservation cost for the truck has reportedly increased from $5,000 to $20,000. Those wanting to reserve the Founders Series model will have to shell out $200,000 up front. Walmart and JB Hunt are among the fleets that have reserved the Semi.

Musk reported that lower energy costs for the truck over a million miles adds up to a savings of around $200,000 over conventional fuel costs. He said the truck is guaranteed not to break down for a million miles.