Tesla unveiled its electric semi truck last week, but steered clear from talking about price and instead focused on how cool the vehicle is. Obviously the lack of a price announcement peeked the interest of many fans and potential consumers, so the company has finally put a price tag on the truck – sort of.
Although we didn’t know how much the semi would go for, Tesla has opted to go for a price that is quite a bit lower than expected. Standard production versions for the 300-mile and 500-mile range vehicles will be $150,000 and $180,000 respectively, while the company is also listing a ‘Founders Series’ version for $200,000.
Most diesels go for about $120,000, however most diesels aren’t electric ones made by Elon Musk’s team.
Those reserving the semi previously reported a required deposit per truck of $5,000, but Tesla is now listing a “base reservation” of $20,000 for the production version and the full $200,000 for the Founders Series.
During the unveiling, Musk told consumers that the electric truck is equipped with four independent electric motors on rear axles – enabling insane torque for a 0-60 MPH acceleration with a full load in 20 seconds.
The vehicles are expected to hit the road in 2019.