Electrek seems to have the best coverage on this topic. Here is their landing page for the Tesla Semi.
Electrek: Tesla Semi could be 'the biggest catalyst in trucking in decades' and 70% cheaper to operate, says analyst:
Electrek wrote:Jonas then lists a series of “key questions” which he then tries to answer:
- When will the truck go on sale? (we think 2020)
- How much will it cost? (we think $100k if separately leasing batteries)
- What can it do? (we think it could be an all-purpose Class 8 semi-truck rather than a limited application vehicle)
- How cost effective will it be? (we estimate an autonomous-electric truck can be up to 70% cheaper to operate than a regular truck).
The analyst is of the opinion that Tesla Semi will have a range of 200-300 miles – primarily to support regional trucking routes.
Furthermore, he expects Tesla to announce some major trucking partnerships for companies to operate early fleets of the new electric truck.