This is due to the limited availability of battery cells.
Summing up the financial results for the second quarter of this year, Tesla representatives announced that the production of Tesla Semi electric trucks is again postponed. The premiere of Semi took place back in 2017, and production was planned to start in 2019. Now this process has been postponed until 2022.
According to the manufacturer, this is due to the limited availability of battery cells and problems with the global supply chain. According to preliminary information, the company has finished working on the bridge line and is currently setting up small-scale assembly lines. However, mass production is entirely dependent on the supply of Tesla 4680 batteries.
The cost of one Tesla Semi truck was estimated at 150 thousand dollars. The model will be able to travel 480 kilometers on a single charge. A modification with a power reserve of 800 kilometers will cost 180 thousand dollars.