Tesla Semi – Specifications, Cost, Performance, Dimension


The Tesla Semi is a Class 8 electric semi-trailer truck developed by Tesla, Inc. It is designed to revolutionize the trucking industry by providing a sustainable and cost-effective transportation solution. The Tesla Semi has already received pre-orders from major companies such as PepsiCo, Walmart, and UPS. In this article, we will explore the detailed specifications, dimensions, cost country-wise, charging options, variants, and performance of the Tesla Semi.


The Tesla Semi comes with two motor configurations, a Standard Range version, and a Long Range version.

  • Motors: Four independent electric motors
  • Battery: 500 kWh (Standard Range) or 800 kWh (Long Range)
  • Range: up to 300 miles (Standard Range) or up to 500 miles (Long Range)
  • Top speed: 65 mph (104 km/h) uphill with full load
  • 0-60 mph: as quick as 5 seconds (unloaded)
  • Horsepower: up to 1,000 hp
  • Torque: up to 2,000 lb-ft
  • Drive: All-wheel drive
  • Weight: 80,000 lbs (36,287 kg) maximum
  • Cargo capacity: up to 80,000 lbs (36,287 kg) maximum
  • Towing capacity: up to 80,000 lbs (36,287 kg) maximum


  • Length: 231.7 in (5,887 mm)
  • Width: 96 in (2,438 mm)
  • Height: 162 in (4,115 mm)

Costs by country:

The cost of the Tesla Semi is not officially announced yet, but the estimated price range is as follows:

  • United States: starting at $150,000 to $180,000
  • Canada: starting at CAD 200,000 to CAD 240,000
  • United Kingdom: starting at £130,000 to £160,000
  • Australia: starting at AUD 210,000 to AUD 260,000
  • Europe: starting at €140,000 to €170,000


The Tesla Semi can be charged using Level 1, Level 2, and DC fast charging. The following charging options are available:

  • Tesla Megacharger: up to 1 MW (DC fast charging)
  • Third-party DC fast charging: up to 350 kW (DC fast charging)
  • Level 2 charging: up to 80 amps (240V, 19.2 kW)


The Tesla Semi comes in two variants:

  • Standard Range: up to 300-mile range, starting at $150,000 to $180,000
  • Long Range: up to 500-mile range, starting at $180,000 to $200,000


The Tesla Semi is known for its impressive performance, with the Long Range version being able to travel up to 500 miles on a single charge. Here are some performance details:

  • Standard Range: up to 300-mile range, 0-60 mph in 5 seconds (unloaded)
  • Long Range: up to 500-mile range, 0-60 mph in 5 seconds (unloaded)


The Tesla Semi comes with many advanced features, including:

  • Autopilot: The Tesla Semi comes with Autopilot, Tesla’s advanced driver-assistance system that enables the truck to steer, accelerate, and brake automatically.
  • Enhanced Autopilot: The Enhanced Autopilot package adds features such as lane departure warning and automatic emergency braking.
  • Full self-driving: The Tesla Semi is equipped with Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Capability, which enables the truck to navigate on its own in most driving situations.
  • Energy efficiency: The Tesla Semi is