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Tesla will Deliver First Semi Truck to Pepsi

Posted by Priya Singh On 07-Oct-2022 08:29 AM

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  • A Tesla Semi Truck costs $20,000 to reserve. The base model is expected to cost $150,000.

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    Elon Musk announced that Tesla has begun production of its long-delayed Semi Truck, which will have a 500-mile (800 km) range and will first deliver to Pepsi facilities. The first Semi Tesla Trucks will be delivered to the soft drink company on December 1.

    However, due to part shortages, the timeline has been pushed several times, and Musk has stated that production will be delayed until next year. He announced the trucks planned production in August.

    The manufacturer of Mountain Dew soda and Doritos chips previously stated that the trucks will be used to transport snack foods and beverages between manufacturing and distribution centres, as well as to retailers.

    "Excited to announce the start of Tesla Semi Truck production, with deliveries to Pepsi on December 1st. 500-mile range and a lot of fun to drive," Musk stated.

    Pepsi placed an order for 100 Semi Trucks in December 2017, just one month after the announcement. A Tesla Semi Truck costs $20,000 to reserve. The base model is expected to cost $150,000, while the more expensive model is expected to cost $180,000.

    According to Tesla, The Semi-truck can accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in 20 seconds, even when fully loaded, and can maintain highway-level speeds even up steep grades.

    The truck will also be recharged up to 70% of its travel range in just 30 minutes, according to the company. Semi comes standard with active safety features that work in conjunction with advanced motor and brake controls to provide traction and stability in all conditions.

    According to the company, a central seating position improves visibility, while an all-electric architecture reduces rollover risk and cabin intrusion in the event of an accident. With an energy consumption of fewer than 2 kWh per mile, a Semi-truck can travel up to 500 miles on a single charge. Charging with electricity is roughly 2.5 times less expensive per mile than refuelling with diesel.

    "Operators can expect to save up to $200,000 on fuel in the first three years of ownership. Operators will spend less time at service centres and more time on the road thanks to remote diagnostics, over-the-air software updates, and fewer moving parts to maintain" Tesla stated.

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