- Pictures of another Tesla Semi by the side of the road are going viral on Twitter.
- Since deliveries began in December, drivers have discovered Tesla Semis disabled.
- Investors aren’t worried yet, said analyst Wedbush.
News of another Tesla Semi apparently broken down on the side of the road is causing a stir on Twitter.
Since Tesla started delivering the long-awaited Class 8 electric truck for customers last month, some cars was discovered on the side of the road, is obviously broken. A PepsiCo Tesla Was Sighted towed by another truck.
The sighting has raised questions about the reliability of Tesla’s new electric pickup truck, which began production at the company’s manufacturing facility in Nevada in October after years of delays. The truck was originally supposed to start production in 2019.
Yet another seemingly stuck Tesla Semi is doing rounds on Twitter Thursday. The video, originally shared on TikTok, appears to be from earlier this month in Modesto, California.
It’s not an encouraging sign for investors already worried about the severe economic headwinds Tesla faces this year, said Wedbush analyst Dan Ives. The alarm has not yet sounded.
“These are not the pictures and sights you want to see,” Ives said. “But there are no hazard warnings yet. The important thing to watch is how they handle it. Quality control is very important.”
Tesla is known for dealing with problems after their vehicles reach customers through over-the-air updates. But the company has varying degrees of success with this strategy, and faced with a federal poll into the self-driving software it updates that way.
Tesla first introduced the Class 8 prototype in 2017originally set the production date as December 2019. The show is hosted by former daimler CEO Jerome Guillen, who is leaving the company in 2021. Following Guillen’s departure and a series of supply chain problems, Tesla has pushed back the pickup’s production start date to 2022.
The delay did not stop major companies from ordering electric trucks. Among the biggest Tesla Semi pre-orders are Anheuser-Busch, Walmart, UPS and PepsiCo, the first company to take delivery in December.