Tesla Semi was seen being used to deliver cars in quarter-end push

A Tesla Semi prototype has been seen used by the automaker to deliver cars during its quarter-end delivery drive.

Earlier this week, we reported that Tesla is having logistics issues when it comes to bringing 8,000 to 10,000 cars in transit to customers in North America before the end of the quarter.

CEO Elon Musk even apologized to customers for delaying some delivery dates and thanked shipping partners for doing their best in these difficult times.

Tesla is having a difficult time moving cars through rail yards and trucking companies operating in difficult circumstances amid the global pandemic.

The automaker is now even using a Tesla Semi prototype to help deliver its vehicles at the end of the quarter:

Alex, who saw the vehicle today, told Electrek that he saw the Tesla Semi near the Fremont factory as the truck left with new vehicles, presumably to move them to other Tesla locations for deliveries to customers.

Tesla has always said that it would be one of its first customers when it comes to Tesla Semi.

The automaker wants to take advantage of the electric truck to reduce its cost of transportation and emissions in its logistics operations.

Tesla Semi was supposed to hit the market for the first time in 2019, but it’s been delayed multiple times.

Recently, though, Musk said, “It’s time to get Tesla Semi into volume production,” and things are expected to move faster, finally.

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There is something really cool about delivering electric vehicles with an electric vehicle.

Actually, it is not the first time that Tesla has used Tesla Semi prototypes to deliver vehicles. Elon even tweeted a photo last year.

But this quarter, it might not be just a photo shoot. Tesla may need the carrying capacity and every truck counts.

The entire trucking and railroad industry now has to adapt to this new reality, and several companies have capacity problems.

Tesla is no exception and is coming at a difficult time for the company as it is trying to deliver the most vehicles by the end of the quarter in order to improve its finances for second quarter earnings.

As we reported yesterday, Tesla’s ability to deliver vehicles currently in transit to North America in the coming days will make a big difference for the quarter.

If a Tesla Semi prototype can help deliver some more, why not?

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