Walmart, Anheuser-Busch, DHL and Pepsi to test Tesla Semi
Tesla is making significant strides breaking into the trucking industry. The vehicle, which will begin production in 2019, continues to receive preorders from major companies.
The cost to these companies being $5,000 per truck to reserve. The electric trucks will afford features such as an impressive total energy consumption of 2kWh/mi, the ability to go from 0-60 mph in 20 seconds while carrying up to 80,000 pounds of cargo, and the ability to travel 400 miles on a 30-minute charge.
The major companies that are jumping on board of the electric trucks are:
- Pepsi,who as of to date has placed the largest order at 100 semis.
- Anheuser-Busch has ordered 40 trucks.
- DHL is going to add ten of the electric trucks to its fleet.
- Walmart led the list as being one of the first major companies, in its continued quest to invest in technology, to reserve trucks.
With more major companies continuing to reserve semis for the 2019 production date, analysts are predicting a more prominent impact on the trucking industry than expected. A positive impact will be on the decreased emissions while assisting the major companies and retailers in their commitments to reducing emissions.