The US electric car maker Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed last month that the company will start delivering the electric semi truck later this year. Job postings on Tesla’s official website show that the company is hiring technicians for the “Semi Service Program.”
Tesla’s own transportation fleet has been using the Semi electric truck for several months, but the company has yet to deliver the electric truck to customers. Now Tesla is recruiting more technical service personnel to prepare for the delivery of the Semi to customers.
Information on Tesla’s website says, “We are looking for experienced technical service personnel to expand our Semi service program. The company also said, “Our goal is to find experienced technicians who want to take their careers to new heights. Their job will be to provide technical support for the product and be responsible for service development and be front-line technicians to provide face-to-face service to our new customers.”
Tesla said the technical service staff currently being recruited will work in Fremont, Sacramento, Modesto and the Central Valley of California.
Walmart, PepsiCo and DHL have already ordered Tesla’s Semi electric truck.
The standard Tesla Semi electric truck is reportedly priced at $150,000 and features a battery pack with a capacity of up to 600 kilowatt-hours that can travel 300 miles (about 482 kilometers) on a single charge. Tesla also offers a 1,000 kWh battery pack for the Semi truck, which can travel 500 miles (804 km) on a single charge for $30,000. The Tesla Semi electric truck can be charged up to 70 percent in half an hour and can weigh up to 82,000 pounds (about 37 tons) fully loaded. Tesla claims that the Semi electric truck can save fleet operators $200,000 in fuel costs in the first three years of operation.