American electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla is formally unveiling its electric semi-truck on November 16th, 2017.
The company made the announcement in a series of formal invites to media organizations, including TechCrunch.
Rumours about Tesla’s upcoming semi-truck have been circulating for almost a full year, and Elon Musk even tweeted in April 2017 that the product would be unveiled in September 2017.
Tesla Semi truck unveil set for September. Team has done an amazing job. Seriously next level.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 13, 2017
September, however, came and went, without an electric semi-truck.
TechCrunch reported that the semi-truck delay was a result of Tesla’s efforts re-establishing energy generation in Puerto Rico, following the descent of Hurricane Maria.
Update 13/11/2017: Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk has issued a tweet announcing that Tesla’s semi-truck will be formally announced on November 16th, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Tesla Semi Truck unveil to be webcast live on Thursday at 8pm! This will blow your mind clear out of your skull and into an alternate dimension. Just need to find my portal gun …
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 12, 2017
It looks like November 16th is set to be a busy day in tech; smartphone upstart OnePlus will unveil its new smartphone that day as well.