PepsiCo is the latest large fleet to make a significant investment in the recently announced Tesla Semi electric heavy-duty truck, reportedly ordering 100 vehicles.
This is the largest pre-order of the yet-to-be-released electric truck. Other high-profile pre-orders have come from such well-known companies as Anheuser-Busch, J.B. Hunt and Walmart.
It will be awhile before PepsiCo receives the Teslas — the trucks are expected to go into production in 2019 – and the final price will depend on the model and spec of the trucks received by the beverage maker.
The base model Tesla Semi is priced at $150,000 while a version with advertised 500-mile range begins at $180,000. It costs $20,000 to pre-order either model of Tesla Semi — unless a buyer opts to splurge on a special edition Founders Series Tesla Semi, which costs $200,000 to reserve and buy.