Sticker price for Tesla Semi reportedly lands under $200k

Quimby Mug Bayou Florida
Updated Nov 29, 2017
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk continues to denounce fuel cell technology. The long-awaited Tesla Semi continues to rack up orders.

Details of Tesla's Electric SemiWhile Tesla passed along plenty of news last week when unveiling its electric Semi, it did not deliver on four major points: vehicle weight, horsepower, torque and price.

Though Tesla founder Elon Musk has been quiet on Twitter about that, the company has released a price guide for the Class 8 regional hauler.

A 300-mile variant of the Semi will cost $150,000; the 500-mile model, $180,000; and a Founders Series will run $200,000, according to Tesla’s website.

A reservation cost for the truck has also increased four-fold – jumping from $5,000 to $20,000 in less than 10 days. Those wanting to reserve the Founders Series model will have to shell out $200,000 up front. Walmart and J.B. Hunt are among the fleets that have reserved the Semi.

Musk reported that lower energy costs for the truck over a million miles adds up to a savings of around $200,000 over conventional fuel costs. He said the truck is guaranteed not to break down for a million miles.

Production is slated for 2019.