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Tesla Semi electric truck gets Certificate of Conformity from EPA, green light to begin deliveries

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Just like the Cybertruck, the Tesla Semi has been around for a long time despite experiencing several production delays. But now, electric commercial vehicles are closer to release even than the Cybertruck electric pickup truck.

The Tesla Semi has just been assessed by the US EPA and awarded a Certificate of Conformity for trade flows. The certificate provided the legal basis for Tesla to start selling the Semi electric truck.

This is in line with Elon Musk’s tweet earlier this month saying that Tesla plans to start deliveries of the Semi to PepsiCo on December 1.

Five years since the initial announcement, Semi finally has a Certificate of Conformity from the EPA which is valid until the end of next year. This is standard procedure for one model year of production. Tesla will have to go through the certification process from the EPA again for the 2024 Semi model.

Tesla can now deliver its Semi electric trucks to customers where the former is PepsiCo. Tesla is already targeting 50,000 units produced by 2024. Elon Musk claims the Semi has a range of 500 miles when fully charged.

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