Tesla Semi Delayed to 2022 Due to Supply Chain Challenges

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Tesla’s Semi truck has been delayed to 2022 due to the ongoing chip shortage and limited battery availability, the company revealed following its Q2 earnings call this week. Elon Musk had previously spoken about potential complications in meeting demand with Tesla’s 4680 style cells earlier in 2021, so the processor shortage is a new reason. This marks the third time since the pandemic began that the Tesla Semi has been delayed. With such vehicles being key to logistics, the delay is somewhat ironic.

The company cites both the ongoing global processor shortage and its own currently-limited battery production capability for the new 4680 style cells as contributing to its decision. 

Source: TechCrunch (via Engadget)

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