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Tesla Semi reportedly nearing delivery; here’s the latest on Cybertruck, Roadster and more

Tesla is working on the Cybertruck pickup, Roadster supercar, and a dedicated self-driving taxi.

  • Tesla plans to launch several models in the coming years. They’re in various stages of development.
  • Deliveries of the semi-truck are scheduled to start in December.
  • Elon Musk says an electric pickup truck, sports car, and self-driving taxi will follow.

Tesla currently sells four models, but Elon Musk has grand plans to launch a range of new vehicles in coming years.

The company is working on a semi-truck, a cyberpunk pickup, and a supercar, and Musk has mentioned several other potential projects. Many of these vehicles have already faced long delays, and there’s no guarantee they’ll all see the light of day.


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The interior of the upcoming Tesla Semi.

Tesla revealed the Semi in 2017 with lofty goals to revolutionize long-haul trucking. Now the company plans to deliver the first trucks to Pepsi in December, three years behind schedule.

The Semi, which will be built at Tesla’s factory in Nevada, will be able to travel up to 500 miles on a full charge, Tesla claims. It promises to recoup 70% of its range in 30 minutes when plugged into a fast-charger.


Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk stands in front of the all-electric Tesla's Cybertruck.


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Tesla Texas gigafactory construction workers file complaints over unpaid wages, fake workplace safety certifications

Construction site of the Tesla Gigafactory in Austin, Texas. Mike Blake/Reuters
  • Construction workers who helped build Tesla’s gigafactory in Austin filed multiple workplace complaints on Tuesday.
  • Workers accused of their subcontractors of withholding wages and failing to keep workers safe, documents say.
  • Workers at Tesla’s factories have sued the company over working conditions in the past.

Construction workers who helped build Tesla’s sprawling gigafactory in Austin, Texas filed multiple complaints to the US Department of Labor on Tuesday, alleging multiple labor violations they said they faced on the job.

The construction workers accused their subcontractors — those who employed and paid the workers — of withholding wages from some workers, according to a complaint sent by an attorney at the Workers Defense Project, the nonprofit that’s representing the construction workers.

The letter redacted the names of the subcontractors for confidential purposes in light of a potential investigation.

Some workers claimed that they were not paid a time-and-a-half overtime rate for working more than 40 hours a week. They also alleged that they were not compensated the double pay bonus they said they were promised for the extra days they spent working over Thanksgiving weekend in 2021.

Victor, a construction worker

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Tesla Semi graphics shows up in the Tesla iOS app

The Tesla Semi is nigh, with reports claiming that on December 1, Pepsi will take delivery of between 10 and 15 battery-electric Semis. Behind the scenes, Tesla’s prepping for customer deliveries by updating its iOS App with information on the Semi and the Cybertruck. An outfit called Tesla App Updates always leaps into the code when a new app version drops, and it took apart v4.14.3, discovering code for the Model T which is the Semi, and the Model C designing the Cybertruck. Also hidden where normal app users wouldn’t find them are 3D images of the Semi. Tesla App Updates posted the raw files, which Twitter user OlympusDev then rendered with color. It’s expected these images will be graphical representations in the Semi’s information screens.

Previous renderings have left a lot to the imagination, this new set is more fleshed out. The driver-side door opens suicide style, behind the driver. We don’t have an image of the right side of the Semi yet, but based on the position of the grab handle, it appears the passenger’s door will open the same way. Now

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