Tesla Inc will deliver its first all-electric Semitrailer trucks to PepsiCo in December, 5 Years after its unveiling.
PepsiCo, which reserved 100 of the all-electric trucks in 2017, expects to deploy an initial 15 by the end of the year.
The food and beverage giant has been aiming to reduce fuel costs and emissions.
Elon confirmed that the all-electric big rigs have a 500-mile (805 kilometer) range and are “super fun to drive.”
Other companies that also placed preorders for Tesla’s Semi trucks includes UPS, Walmart Canada and Sysco Corp.
Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk on Thursday announced the start of production of the Semi truck, saying that the all-electric big rigs have a 500-mile (805 km) range and are “super fun to drive.”
Musk also revealed that Tesla will deliver its first Semi trucks to food and beverage maker, PepsiCo Inc., five years after the billionaire showed off prototypes and began taking deposits for the much-delayed electric trucks.
PepsiCo, which confirmed on Friday it would take delivery of Tesla’s all-electric Semi trucks on December 1, said in a statement it has reserved 100 of the trucks in 2017.
The company added that the trucks would be used at its Frito-Lay plant in Modesto, California, and its PepsiCo beverages factory in Sacramento. PepsiCo, aiming to reduce fuel costs and emissions, expects to deploy an initial 15 by the end of the year.
Other companies that also placed preorders for Tesla’s Semi trucks includes United Parcel Service Inc (UPS), Walmart Canada and food service distributor, Sysco Corp.