The December 1 Tesla Semi delivery event is approaching. And while tickets to the event are limited, Tesla recently sent out a second batch of invitations to retail investors. This should provide another chance for Tesla enthusiasts looking to witness the first deliveries of the all-electric Class 8 truck at Gigafactory Nevada.
The Tesla Semi has been a long time coming. Initially unveiled in late 2017, it took Tesla nearly five years to bring the vehicle into production. Considering the vehicle’s potential, however, even such a delay may not matter much in the long run as the Semi would be competing in the long-haulage sector, still saturated with traditional diesel trucks.
The new batch of invitations to the Tesla Semi delivery event was announced on Twitter by Martin Viecha, Head of Investor Relations (IR) of the electric vehicle manufacturer. The executive advised Tesla’s retail shareholders to be sure to check their inboxes and spam folders for invitations. “The second batch of retail investor invitations to the Tesla Semi event just went out. Check your mailboxes and spam folders! Viecha wrote.
As noted by the company earlier this month, participants in the Tesla Semi delivery event would be determined through a random drawing. To qualify for the drawing, retail TSLA shareholders must ensure that they have verified shareholder status on the Tesla IR site. Considering Viecha’s recent comments, however, it would appear that Tesla still has room for Semi’s event to accommodate more people.
Viecha encouraged Tesla’s retail shareholders to enter the drawing for Semi’s delivery event. In a recent tweet, the IR Head noted that a Tesla shareholder with fewer than 500 shares ended up getting two tickets. “Many people probably believe their share count is too low to be selected for Tesla events through our retail shareholder platform. In fact, for the Semi event, someone with <500 shares got 2 tickets,” Viecha wrote.
There is a lot of excitement surrounding the first deliveries of the Tesla Semi. That’s partly due to the truck itself, which took five years to make, as well as potential surprises Tesla could include in the event itself. When Tesla unveiled the Semi in late 2017, the EV maker surprised the EV community by also unveiling the Roadster 2.0. With that in mind, some Tesla enthusiasts are hoping the company can also deliver an update on the all-electric supercar at the December 1 event.
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