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Posted: 10/06/21 06:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Dadoffourgirls wrote:

where is the semi?
I'm listening, but hearing nothing but crickets. But after all it's only been 4 years. [emoticon]
That is because those crickets are busy building the factory in TX. And Semi seems to have been pushed to come after ModelY & CT at the plant under construction.
Maybe they could have been upfront from the beginning, and explained it will be several years before the semi is available. But I don't remember ever hearing that. What I heard was Next Year, Next Year, ad infinitum. And of course "It's just around the corner".


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fj12ryder wrote:

time2roll wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

Dadoffourgirls wrote:

where is the semi?
I'm listening, but hearing nothing but crickets. But after all it's only been 4 years. [emoticon]
That is because those crickets are busy building the factory in TX. And Semi seems to have been pushed to come after ModelY & CT at the plant under construction.
Maybe they could have been upfront from the beginning, and explained it will be several years before the semi is available. But I don't remember ever hearing that. What I heard was Next Year, Next Year, ad infinitum. And of course "It's just around the corner".


Delays in new projects are common. Just look at anything done by Boeing or led by the military. Tesla also seems to have underestimated the demand for the Models S and Y and is pouring resources into making more of them. In the past year Tesla has nearly doubled their market share at the expense of nearly every other automaker on the planet. Nobody can do everything at once.

We all know that nobody on this forum has a Tesla semi on order and this entire thread is just about satisfying our personal interests in new technology. So, most of the griping about delays with the semi are really just people using any excuse to criticize Tesla. There are a multitude of reasons for people not employed by Tesla to fear for their jobs as Tesla disrupts a lot of industries around the globe. This could be the motivation for the griping. Jobs in jeopardy go beyond manufacturing. Since Tesla doesn't advertise most media jobs are threatened, dealerships are threatened, car parts businesses are threatened and some people are just emotionally attached to ICE vehicles.

Now, there are several people on this forum that have orders in for the Cybertruck and they have valid reason to complain about the delays. But they don't seem to feel the need to complain about it here. I think that on both the Semi and the Cybertruck the delays will help us see more developed technology and overall better packages than if they had been rushed through.

I am not taking a side, I am going to see where the technology goes. I do have a little bit of personal interest in that I live near a highway and am looking forward to not hearing ICE powered trucks going by. I wonder if people buying the new Harley electric motorcycles are going to find a way to make them as loud and obnoxious as the ICE powered ones.

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Our model Y order has shifted from February to April and now they just removed the expected delivery date. Meh. It’ll get here. Still, seven month waiting list and no matter how much they keep ramping up production the waiting lines keep getting longer. Good problems to have for them...I suppose. Right now they are building at a rate of a little under 3000 cars per day. Speculation by some that to stop the waiting lists from getting any longer they need to build closer to 5000 a day and 7000 to get the lusts down to a reasonable amount. And that’s without going into any new major markets. Two new factories coming on line in the next 6 months will help.

Normally people would switch to another brand with wait times like that, but right now the options are slim. That is changing though. GM, Ford and VW will all be ramping up production of middle class affordable EV’s in the next year. Things might look a lot different in a year.

Tesla’s biggest mote is still the Supercharger network. Tesla May open the Supercharger network to some limited extent to other brands but right now it defines the brands. In our province the Supercharger network has doubled in a year (20 to over 40 by the new year). They are literally popping up in every little town on a variety of minor routes. Road trips for us have changed drastically in the last couple years.

Anyway, all above JMHO.

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Groover wrote:


We all know that nobody on this forum has a Tesla semi on order and this entire thread is just about satisfying our personal interests in new technology.


Guilty your honor.

Got skins in the game being Tesla stockholder and having reserved Cybertruck.

As to reservation, easy pissy, I had a back up of also getting reservation for an F150 Lightning.

As stockholder, yes, Elon is a loudmouth and ego-centric sob.

I lightened up my Tesla holdings with the last letter to stockholders appointing James Murdoch to the board. I just don't have respect for daddy handed management position and wealth. And then urging us to vote against diverrsity and inclusion that seems to support the strong rumor in corporate circle to a moniker calling him Apartheid Elon (he is or was a South African).

To the production delays, yes, Elon tend to over promise and speak out-of-turn or from a bong. Apparently, this has not caused diminished luster from his fan boiz except consternation from us stockholders when Tesla stocks suffer which is now in prolonged corretion territory causing portfolios of some of not so few to be swimming in red ink.

But overall, Elon is really a genius and Tesla will lead the EV revolution.

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Last year the story was they were going to build them at GF 1 in NV.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2ttyGHQop0w

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The Tesla semi is going to use the new 4680 batteries like the 2022 Tesla Model Y that is being built in Texas but uses 5x as many batteries so Tesla would make much more profit on 5 Model Y EVs as one semi.

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Where can I get that Tesla belt buckle?

When my son was working with Tesla, I always have those paraphernalia that my friends will tease me than I'm bedecked in them although I don't own a Tesla and only drive one when my daughter lend me hers..

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Tesla belt buckle

Tesla Giga Berlin party time tonight !

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8.1 Van wrote:


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Those Texans seem very proud to have Tesla building the factory.

I wonder if they know they still cannot buy a Tesla off a lot on the spot. Must go home and order the vehicle and wait. Then the transaction is handled similar to an out of state transfer.

There are a few show rooms to kick tires but nothing for direct sales. That apparently is what TX calls freedom.

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/113........ll-the-cars-it-builds-in-texas-to-texans


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