Tesla Semi

  • UPS reserves 125 Tesla Semi fully electric heavy-duty trucks

    UPS reserves 125 Tesla Semi fully electric heavy-duty trucks

    Tesla has another new high-profile customer – UPS, which has placed the largest order yet for Tesla Semi advance reservations. The shipping giant pre-ordered 125 Tesla Semi trucks, besting PepsiCo’s 100 vehicle order from last week. UPS has a fleet of around 8,500 alternative fuel vehicles already in service around the world, the company says, and has made a commitment to reduce… Read More

  • Pepsi one-ups Budweiser brewer by ordering 100 Tesla electric semi trucks

    Pepsi one-ups Budweiser brewer by ordering 100 Tesla electric semi trucks

    PepsiCo is the latest company to reveal that it’s placed orders for Tesla’s forthcoming electric semi-truck – and also the company with the largest order so far. The beverage company has ordered 100 of the trucks per Reuters, meaning it’s placed at least a $20,000 deposit for each of those since Tesla rose the down payment amount for its original $5,000 starting… Read More

  • Tesla’s electric Semi truck starts at $150,000, reservations now live

    Tesla’s electric Semi truck starts at $150,000, reservations now live

    The Tesla Semi, the automaker’s all-electric transport truck, will retail starting at $150,000 for a version with 300 miles of range, and will also be available in a $180,000 version with 500 miles of range. Interested parties can pre-order them with a base reservation price of $20,000 – or, if they want a “Founders Series,” they can get one for $200,000, with the… Read More

  • Canadian grocery chain orders 25 Tesla electric Semi trucks

    Canadian grocery chain orders 25 Tesla electric Semi trucks

    Tesla’s Semi is off to a promising start, despite there being no official pricing information available yet: In addition to a Walmart pilot, Canadian grocery giant Loblaw is purchasing 25 of the heavy duty all-electric transport trucks (via Canadian Press), with a $5,000 deposit for each upfront even though pricing is TBD for the vehicle, which is supposed to start shipping in… Read More

  • Walmart plans to pilot test the new Tesla Semi

    Walmart plans to pilot test the new Tesla Semi

    Walmart says that it intends to be among the first companies to pilot Tesla’s new all-electric Semi heavy-duty truck. The retailer told CNBC that it’s “excited to be among the first” to test the new vehicle, and to see how it might help them achieve “long-term sustainability goals” including decreasing their overall emissions footprint. The retailer will… Read More

  • Tesla Semi has the technical capability to convoy today

    Tesla Semi has the technical capability to convoy today

    Tesla founder Elon Musk revealed at the Tesla Semi unveil that the truck can work in a convoy mode, with a three-truck convoy beating not only traditional diesel trucking, but also rail transport in terms of a cost per mile price. It can do $0.85 per mile, with diesel only able to do around $1.25 per mile at today’s gas prices. Convoying involves using a lead car to provide guidance… Read More

  • The Tesla Semi tackles this classic truck safety problem using tech

    The Tesla Semi tackles this classic truck safety problem using tech

    Tesla’s Semi is an all-electric semi truck, which itself is a major feat, but its powertrain isn’t the only technological innovation that the automaker is applying to trucking. One other key element of the new Semi is that it will automatically avoid one of the most notorious, and dangerous potential safety issues faced by big rigs with trailers: jackknifing. Even the name is… Read More

  • Here’s what it’s like to sit in the new Tesla Semi

    Here’s what it’s like to sit in the new Tesla Semi

    Tesla’s truck is a departure from more traditional diesel-powered equivalents in a number of ways, but it might be most starkly different when it comes to the cabin. I got the chance to spend some time in and around the Tesla Semi, and it’s going to offer up a dramatically different experience for drivers once they get the chance to hit the road. The truck cab itself is obviously… Read More