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Tesla Semi customer reveals production timeline and expected first delivery time frame

By Pulltarps Mfg | February 13, 2020

Story by Nicole Arce | www.teslarati.com

Production of the Tesla Semi all-electric truck maybe six months ahead of schedule, as Virginia-based JK Moving Services says it is expecting its first deliveries of the all-electric semi-truck in the second half of 2020 or earlier.

Speaking to the Washington Business Journal, JK Moving founder and CEO Chuck Kuhn says his company is expecting the first six Semi-trucks as early as the second quarter, followed by another round of deliveries after that. The company also ordered 10 long-haul sleeper cabs, which are not yet available for delivery.

JK Moving announced in 2017 that it has made the first $5,000 initial deposit for its orders of the Semi. In an earlier report by the Washington Business Journal, Kuhn said he personally visited Tesla’s electric vehicle plants in Fremont and Nevada and was impressed by what he saw. According to the local news outlet, no other vehicle manufacturer “compared to what we saw at Tesla.”

Kuhn expects the company’s electric truck purchases will help drive down fuel costs and provide increased savings for its customers. He also believes Autopilot and the “tremendous technology” in the cabin will improve safety for its drivers. Major companies have also placed their orders for the Semi, including Walmart, Pepsi, FedEx, Sysco, and Frito Lay, among others.