The automatic car maker company has lately unfolded a big electric-rig truck Tesla semi at $150,000 and the longer-range version will be costing $180,000. The electric car company is also rolling out a “founder series” version for $200,000.
Last week Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the Semi. The base and the lowest priced model of Tesla is expected to travel 300 miles and the longer range ones are expected to travel almost 500 miles on a single charge.
Initially analysts Morgan Stanely predicted the cost of the car to be around $100,000, but last week, during the big reveal CEO Elon Musk said that the truck would worth less in operating compared to the regular diesel trucks-to the strain $1.26/mile compare to the ones of $1.56/mile that it costs in maintaining a diesel hauler.
To this revelation some industry watchers have pinched this by saying that this a huge cash-grab for the Tesla, as the company is struggling in overcoming the bottlenecks in products that it’s facing with the Model 3 mass-market, the most desirable and the most affordable Tesla. The compact sedan has almost 450,000 orders.
To reserve a standard Tesla-Semi there need a requirement of $20,000. But for those buyers who want the limited-edition “founder-series” they will have to pay the full price $200,000 up front. It in 2019 the production is expected to start. Various major corporations such as the J.B. Hunt, Walmart, and Meijer have already placed an order for the Tesla Semi.
The brand new roadster of Tesla; Semi-relatedly will be seen coming around the same price range like the Semi; $250,000 for the founders series and $200,000 for the base model- the payment of which is fully due up front. The Roadster production will begin in 2020.
In the last 12 months Tesla has been burning through about $480,000/hour. The Company in the absence of additional funds would run out of money by next summer, as concluded by the Bloomberg data. Though, earlier Tesla stated that it has the stocks for keeping on the lights.