Tesla to begin fulfilling Semi truck orders starting this December with 100 units being shipped to multinational corporation, Pepsi.
According to The Verge, the soft drink company placed its orders in December 2017 and said that it plans to use the trucks in California.
Tesla Semi is an all-electric Class 8 heavy-duty semi-truck that is powered by battery. The company began production in 2022, and initially planned to manufacture 100,000 vehicles but didn’t start until October. So, it is not clear if it can still make the number of trucks it projected for the year or the duration would now be considered over 12 months.
Following his tweet announcing the impending delivery to Pepsi, Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, added that the Semis would have 500 mile range.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 6, 2022
Tesla Semi can go from 0 to 60mph in 20 seconds, even when it is loaded fully. Also, its batteries can charge up to 80% in 30 minutes using a solar-powered “Tesla Megacharger” charging station, enough juice to carry you for about 400 miles (650 km). Also, they are fitted with the Tesla Autopilot system that is authorised for semi-autonomous driving on highways.
It is surprising that news of the Semi is the upcoming Tesla vehicle that we get to hear about instead of the more famous Cybertruck. Likely, with the Semi now in the factories, plans can be finalised for the futuristic electric submarine-like truck.
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