Tesla Delivers the First All-Electric Semi Trucks To PepsiCo
- On Thursday, Tesla delivered its first electric semitrailer truck for PepsiCo.
- After many years of delay, the delivery was made.
- Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, stated in October that the company aims to produce 50,000 Semis in North America by 2024.
PepsiCo received Thursday’s first electric semitrailer trailer truck from Tesla. This is a sign that the electric vehicle manufacturer is expanding its offerings beyond passenger vehicles.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk drove a Semi from the factory near Reno to the delivery event.
The Semi is an all-electric, class-8 cargo truck from the automaker. It can travel between 300 and 500 miles on one charge depending on the model.
Musk stated that Musk spoke at the Thursday event, “If you are a trucker and want the most powerful rig on road, this is it.”
After the delivery of the Semi trucks by Tesla, several years of delay. They were first unveiled in 2017 and initially slated for delivery in 2019 — but the plan delayed in part due to a shortage of parts and supply chain challenges.
Musk stated that Tesla is planning to produce 50,000 Semis by 2024 in North America during its third quarter earnings call. transcript of the call.He declined to give exact prices, but said they would be more expensive than a passenger vehicle.
A spokesperson PepsiCo told InsiderSemi trucks will support the company’s Sacramento beverage plant and Modesto Frito-Lay factory in October.
Musk didn’t answer any questions at the conclusion of the event. This caused some controversy. skepticismThe vehicle’s capabilities are discussed. Reuters reported. Oliver Dixon, a senior analyst with consultancy Guidehouse told the news agencyThis was “Not very remarkable – moving an average weight per pack 52g of chips cannot be considered to be definitive proof that concept.”
Insider’s request to comment was not immediately responded to by Tesla.
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