UPS is making a big investment in all-electric big rigs by placing an order for 125 of the sleek new semi trucks from Tesla.
The UPS order is now the largest to date for the vehicle unveiled in November. Published reports put the cost of the trucks between $150,000 and $200,000 each. Tesla expects to begin producing the vehicles in 2019.
“It’s too soon to know where they’ll be deployed,” said Mike Mangeot, UPS spokesman in Louisville. “We’d love to have some in Louisville to join the hybrid electric and compressed natural gas alt-fuel vehicles that we’re already using the metro area.”