Tesla to sell 100,000+ electric Semi trucks annually, says Elon Musk

By James Henderson
Elon Musk has said he expects Tesla to sell 100,000 or more of its electric trucks – dubbed the ‘Semi’ or S-Curve’ – by 2022. Tesla announced...

Elon Musk has said he expects Tesla to sell 100,000 or more of its electric trucks – dubbed the ‘Semi’ or S-Curve’ – by 2022.

Tesla announced the electric truck late last year and has already won orders from the likes of UPS, PepsiCo, Anheuser Busch, J.B. Hunt, and Walmart.

But Musk said he expects the number of orders to increase significantly in the coming years.

“…..it's easier to predict – far easier to predict the endpoint or the steady state of the S-curve than anywhere on that exponential or log curve,” said Musk in a call to investors.

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“So if you take four years, I think, 100,000 units a year is a reasonable expectation. Maybe more, but that's the right – roughly the right number, I think.”

In the call, Musk also moved to quash fears that Tesla’s automatic truck might not be built to the expected specifications.

“I think we might be able to exceed the specs that we unveiled last year too, which is pretty exciting. [There is] speculation that we might not meet them, but I think we're going to exceed them,” Musk added.

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