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Some laughed at the thought of Tesla developing a big rig capable of competing with the large fleets of diesel trucks that crisscross the United States. Given the company's penchant for product delays and quality glitches, many wondered who would actually pony up the cash to purchase a Tesla Semi. Apparently, Anheuser-Busch isn't bothered by such questions, as it has made the largest order to date of Tesla Semis. The beer manufacturer has pre-ordered 40 trucks in an effort to the increase the efficiency of its fleet and reduce its environmental impact. On the latter point, Anheuser-Busch says that it will reduce is "operational" carbon footprint by up to 30 percent by the year 2025. For a company... Read more...
Pricing is in for Tesla's upcoming Semi, and it is surprisingly competitive with traditional diesel big rigs that are currently roaming the nation's highways and city streets. Tesla has priced the Semi at $150,000 for the 300-mile version, while the 500-mile version will set you back $180,000. To put that in perspective, a modern diesel big rig will cost you around $120,000 according to MIT Technology Review. However, for trucking companies that want to go full-tilt with a Tesla Semi purchase, there is a Founder Series model that will be available for a $200,000 ($200,000 will also get you into a new Tesla Roadster). There will only be 1,000 Founder Series Tesla Semis available, and there's no... Read more...
Tesla revealed its all-electric Semi to the world last night in a flashy California press event, and the fruits of the company's labors are already coming to bear. Walmart announced today that it has preordered 15 of the big rigs for its North American trucking fleet. "We have a long history of testing new technology – including alternative-fuel trucks – and we are excited to be among the first to pilot this new heavy-duty electric vehicle," said a company spokesperson in a statement to CNBC. "We believe we can learn how this technology performs within our supply chain, as well as how it could help us meet some of our long-term sustainability goals, such as lowering emissions." It should be noted,... Read more...
Tesla went official with its new Semi at a special event last night. We had heard rumors of the battery-powered big rig back in August, and at the time it was tipped to have a rather short 300 mile driving range per charge. As it turns out the driving range for the Tesla Semi (that is the official name of the vehicle) is much better at 500 miles per charge. The Semi is obviously much bigger than Tesla's passenger cars, but it does seem to be lower to the ground than many of the big rigs that plow through the highways each day. Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that the Semi is "designed like a bullet" and it certainly looks very aerodynamic. Most of the same safety and driver assistance tech that the... Read more...