Walmart Has Committed to Order 15 Tesla Electric Tractor Trailers

motherearth November 20, 2017 Comments Off on Walmart Has Committed to Order 15 Tesla Electric Tractor Trailers
Walmart Has Committed to Order 15 Tesla Electric Tractor Trailers

Earlier this week, we took a look at Tesla’s introduction of its soon-to-come Semi Truck vehicle, which to the surprise of many, will not only tackle efficiency agendas, but speed, power and style ones to boot. According to a report from CNBC, Walmart is already seeing the value in Elon Musk’s future endeavor, as the large retailer has preordered 15 of the tech company’s electric tractor trailers.

The forward-thinking machine will hit production in 2019 and will boast a 500-mile range on a single charge, while seamlessly connecting to a fleet’s management system — helping to ensure safe transport and effective delivery. According to Musk, a company can save thousands of dollars, as the new Semi will operate 25 cents cheaper per mile compared to a standard run-of-the-mill diesel truck.

When asked to comment on the Tesla Semi, a Walmart rep had this to say:

“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.”

The pilot project will first take place in the U.S. and Canada.

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