It is official, Tesla will soon be sending over a consignment of its Semi Trucks to global FMCG giant Pepsi after the company preordered 100 of the trucks in 2017.
Tesla has started production on its long-awaited Semi truck and plans to start delivering it to Pepsi by December 1st, according to a tweet from CEO Elon Musk. The soft drink company ordered 100 of the electric transport vehicles in December 2017, just a month after it was announced.
According to Tesla, the Semi can accelerate from 0 to 60mph in 20 seconds even when “fully loaded” and keep up “highway-level speeds even up steep grades.” It also promises that you’ll be able to recharge up to 70 percent of its 300 or 500-mile range in 30 minutes. And according to Musk, it’s “super fun to drive.”
On the other hand, Musk said that the version of the truck with a 500-mile range would begin shipping this year. Reservations were closed in August. Tesla had started taking reservations for the truck in May, with a $20,000 deposit to go with it.
Tesla said the Semi would feature at least semi-autonomous driving, though there’s currently no information about it on the truck’s webpage.