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UPS orders 125 all-electric Tesla Semi trucks

This is bigger than PepsiCo's order of 100 trucks.

  • Published: December 20, 2017 11:53 AM IST

UPS said on Tuesday it has ordered 125 all-electric Tesla Semi trucks, as the shipping giant tries to cut emission and cost. “These groundbreaking electric tractors are poised to usher in a new era in improved safety, reduced environmental impact, and reduced cost of ownership,” Xinhua quoted Juan Perez, Chief Information and Engineering Officer with UPS, as saying. Also Read - Tesla launching soon in India? Supercharger spotted ahead of official announcement

The order surpasses the order of 100 vehicles from PepsiCo last week to be the biggest one made so far since Semi’s debut on November 16. Tesla’s Chief Executive Elon Musk promised the battery-powered truck would hit the road in 2019. Also Read - Tesla Cyberquad for kids launched: The electric ATV has a top speed of 16 kmph

The Semi is capable of travelling 500 miles (804 kilometres) on one charge and will cost less than a diesel Semi because of fuel savings and lower maintenance costs, according to Musk. Also Read - After Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Jack Dorsey; will Mark Zuckerberg be next to leave his company?

Last month, German logistics company DHL reserved 10 trucks. Fleet operator J.B. Hunt and retailer giant Walmart have also said they would buy Tesla Semi. Tesla now has at least 410 Semi reservations in hand.

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  • Published Date: December 20, 2017 11:53 AM IST

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