Tesla semi vs. Daimler costs. Tesla could get 150,000 per truck profit when competing with 18650 Daimler and other trucks. Tsla to 3000 on truck profits easily. The metric of 125K for a diesel truck not logical given that fuel and maintenance savings per year will give buyers ability to save large amounts each year on variable costs.
while a 200k electric truck seems like a lot. with repair and fuel savings costs can be justified with ease. Tesla can offer trucks at competing prices to Daimler but at huge margins. Savings on variable costs of fuel and repair easy win TEsla.
With a 300 to 400 mile semi, a giant shipper like ups could save70k a year in fuel costs and another 30k a year in repair costs on their trucks. Variable costs end up being bigger than the 120k average class 8 purchase price. Given this case, one could justify 200 to 300 thousand dollar price tag and not blink. Tesla has a lot of room to price how they choose given the monopoly they will have on biggest trucks for years.