What's the price tag? It might not sound so ambitious.
The payments are taken as a deposit for the car, which the company states will cost $265,380.
There was a catch though. Semi and Roadster buyers need to put down the same. With Enhanced Autopilot, the Tesla Semi features Automatic Emergency Braking, Automatic Lane Keeping, Lane Departure Warning, and event recording. In his interview, Lutz described the reveal as a way for Tesla to deflect negative news ahead of a likely capital raise.
A father and son inspect the Tesla Semi after the unveiling event. Governments of the day stepped in, creating massive economic demand with tax- and debt-supported transcontinental railways, port projects and gun diplomacy in the Victorian boom; and, after World War II, highway construction, policy-backed suburbanization, farm subsidies, and the Cold War. Perez suggestion - "smart green growth", by which she means renewable energy and the funding of a new urban lifestyle. Stories were being written in Chinese, French, and other languages. In particular, Lutz drew attention to problems with the production of the new Tesla Model 3.
Megachargers, a new high-speed DC charging solution, will add about 640 kilometres in 30 minutes and can be installed at origin or destination points and along heavily trafficked routes, enabling recharging during loading, unloading, and driver breaks. This is why shattering the 200-mile ceiling was key to the success of the Model S, why the company can charge $9,000 for its long-range battery option for its Model 3, why the Semi's 500-mile range and the Roadster's 621-mile range shocked all industry watchers on Thursday, and why "range anxiety" was even a term before. The firm also expects these electric-powered trucks will replace diesel-fueled ones.
"Our goal is to inflict the final defeat to fuel cars", said Musk.
Of course, those attributes alone do not guarantee success.
Murat Ülker, the chairman of Turkey's Yıldız Holding, has challenged Elon Musk, the chairman of Tesla Inc, over electric engine trucks, saying that food giant Ülker has already been using such technology to deliver goods.
Former vice chairman of General Motors, Bob Lutz, isn't one to shy away from making bold proclamations.
Morgan Stanley reiterated its equal weight rating for electric car maker's shares, predicting the stock will rise then fall in the coming year.