Tesla has yet again made it to the headlines for securing a new assignment of delivering 10 electric semi-trucks and 2 Megachargers with nearly USD 2 million in the U.S government support. Reports have it that California’s leading logistics company- MHX Leasing LLC, has secured USD 1.9 million for procuring the order of 10 Tesla Sem class 8 trucks, and USD 560,000 for buying two overhead electric cranes from the MSRC. MSRC offers funds for clean transportation on Southern coast California.
The deal is expected to observe Tesla deploying 2 Megachargers at MHX’s Fontana supply unit in California, for charging these automobiles. For the record, the Megacharger stands to be Tesla’s exclusive charging solution for its Tesla-Semi trucks, boasting a capacity exceeding 1 megawatt.
According to credible sources, Tesla Semi was allegedly launched for public in 2017, however, its production has been delayed umpteen number of times since then. The vehicle was supposed to hit the global markets in 2019. In fact, the company has put forth new prototypes for Tesla semi-electric trucks, which shows that the production of semi-trucks is poised to commence this year, if the effect of COVID-19 does not haunt the automaker much.
Although the public is celebrating the pre-launch of the semi-trucks, Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, dismissed the speculations and mentioned that the company is unable to undertake any significant volume production of the trucks until the next year, subject to the battery constraints.
As per company officials, Tesla is currently on track of ramping up its Model Y capacity at both Gigafactories in Berlin and Texas, with deliveries anticipated to begin anytime this year from both these locations. Importantly, the shares of Tesla have risen steeply by 483.3% in the past year compared to the automotive industry’s rally of 301.9%.