Pepsi will land within the EV historical past e-book when it receives the primary Telsa all-electric semi vehicles on December 1. That’s in line with a tweet by Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The world’s richest man adopted up the tweet by posting that the automobiles have a 500-mile vary and are “tremendous enjoyable to drive.”
Enterprise Insider stories that Pepsi has ordered 100 of the electrical automobiles and can put them into service by the tip of 2022. This deployment makes good on Musk’s promise in April when he tweeted that the vehicles would ship this yr. Though this comes after years of damaged guarantees from Tesla concerning the EV semi. The corporate first introduced the automobiles again in 2017, with an preliminary goal launch of 2019. The automaker delayed the rollout a number of occasions since. We solely received our first glimpse of a real-life Tesla semi earlier this summer time.
Whereas the 500-mile vary mannequin is the one Pepsi will obtain in December, it’s not the one one Telsa will roll out. The corporate additionally makes 300-mile vary fashions that value just a little bit much less. The five hundred-mile model runs about $180,000 per truck, whereas the 300-mile model runs about $150,000.
Tesla claims that the brand new electrical semi vehicles are largely maintenance-free. And that corporations utilizing the vehicles can count on to save lots of $200,000 each two years per truck. Based on Telsa, the EV semis draw energy from 4 rear-axel electrical motors and carry as much as 36 tons of cargo.
Supply: Enterprise Insider