Tesla Semi Now Spotted in Northern Minnesota as Production Likely Around the Corner

Tesla Semi Now Spotted in Northern Minnesota as Production Likely Around the Corner

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Recently, several Tesla Semi prototypes have been seen being transported in various parts of the United States. Another prototype of the white Semi was spotted in Northern Minnesota on March 18.

Recently, more and more positive news has appeared about the start of production of the Tesla Semi. They emerged in parallel with the sighting of the first Semi prototype with an updated and previously unseen design in California and Illinois. Just a few days ago, Tesla unveiled the first official video with an updated design for its electric semi truck.

Now Tesla Semi was spotted in Northern Minnesota by one of the members of the local Tesla club, who managed to take a photo. Semi was transported on a trailer, like the previously seen units. Perhaps the truck showed up here in order to pass some road tests or was simply transported somewhere further.

As with the previously spotted Semis, this one also had a few design differences:

  • The most notable change is the redesign of the truck's cab. It became lengthened and received additional side shields with windows. It seemed that this is the sleeper version. But in other photos, we could see that these are only shields, and the cab itself is not as long as it seems at first glance.
  • The headlights now have a stunning smoked look.
  • The front bumper of the electric truck has also undergone changes. Previously, it was ribbed, but now it only has a few graceful curves.
  • The cab step has also changed to better complement the other exterior changes.
  • The handles have a completely different shape, which seems more practical for a truck.

According to information from a parts supplier to Tesla, the company intends to begin pilot production of the Semi in July 2021, in Nevada. Full production will begin in August 2021, also at Giga Nevada. Thus, it is planned to accumulate at least 350 cumulative builds by August 2021. In light of this information, it appears that the trucks seen are test vehicles undergoing final testing, after which pilot production will begin.

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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.

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