Tesla CEO Elon Musk reported that all of the technological works in the Tesla Semi, the workshop logistics carrier that the company is constructing with an all-electric power supply is now completed on the Company’s 2020 Q4 revenue. In its quarter release, the company expects to start shipments of Tesla Semi this year and Musk said the only constraint to its production capability now is to supply battery cells.
Elon Musk added that, once it enters production on its battery pack, the company expects enough cell volume to satisfy its needs, a new custom cell design that is built with a so-called table design that offers greater energy density and hence a variety of services.
“A Semi would typically use five times as many cells as the car would sell for five, and so for us to do the Semi right now it wouldn’t make sense,” Musk said. “But it makes perfect sense for us to do that once we can tackle the limitation on cell production.”
Tesla has major plans to ‘accelerated’ signal cell production with the goal of building an infrastructure for a production capacity of up to 200-gigawatt hours per year by 2022 and of actually achieving about 40% by that year.