The new electric truck Tesla gradually continues to attract new customers. The car has not yet been released, but large retail chains have already become interested in them and are making small but very revealing inquiries for its purchase. More recently, the American beer company Anheuser-Busch has made the largest order for 40 electric tractors Semi Truck. However, already today, PepsiCo, the giant of the production of soft drinks and various snacks, decided to make its contribution to the ecological future, making an order for 100 electric trucks.
As noted in the company, the operation of such cars can offer two benefits at once: ecological and economic. In the first case, it will be possible to reduce emissions of harmful substances into the atmosphere, and in the second – to save on fuel costs and maintenance.
The initial cost of the Tesla Semi reserve was $ 5,000. Now it is necessary to make an advance payment of $ 20,000. In other words, from this transaction Tesla bank account was replenished with 2 million dollars. If all the trucks ordered by PepsiCo are paid in full (at a price of about $ 150,000), then it will bring the company $ 15 million.
“Reuters” agency found out that Tesla electric tractors will be used by the company mainly on short routes.
“PepsiCo is going to use Tesla Semi trucks to transport goods and beverages between production and distribution companies, as well as to deliver goods to retail outlets within a radius of 800 kilometers from the center. Let’s remind, that general director Tesla Ilon Mask has promised such stock of a course of the electric loaders “.
“Tesla Semi will become part of the US fleet of PepsiCo vehicles, which has almost 10,000 units of equipment, becoming part of the company’s program aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. By 2030, the emissions of harmful substances in the atmosphere created by the company’s transport chains are planned to be reduced by at least 20 percent, “said the head of the US supply department of PepsiCo, Mike O’Connell, commenting on the purchase of Tesla trucks.
At the moment, PepsiCo is analyzing the most optimal routes for new Tesla trucks and considering the most likely delivery of various types of their goods within the production chain, O’Connell added.
Presented last month, the electric tractor Tesla attracted the attention of several large players in the logistics sector. Literally a day after the announcement, a large American trading network Walmart announced the pre-order of 15 trucks, a little later they were joined by companies such as JB Hunt Transport Services, Ryder, DHL, and the Canadian supermarket chain Loblaw, also issued orders for several cars.