PepsiCo Posts Picture of New Tesla Semi Truck Deliveries

PepsiCo recently shared an image of its new Tesla Semi units, which will be operating from PepsiCo Beverages North America’s (PBNA) Fresno, California location, serving customers across the state. Tesla Semi program Senior Manager Dan Priestley mentioned the deliveries of the new units for PepsiCo’s fleet at the ACT Expo clean transportation conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. According to PepsiCo’s press release, Tesla appears to have delivered five new Semi units to the company, with the vehicles painted white, in contrast to the blue PepsiCo trucks in the initial fleet. To support the Tesla Semi units, eight 750-kW Megachargers have been installed at PBNA’s Fresno, California location, along with two Megapack batteries.

The company sees fleet electrification as an important part of its pep+ (PepsiCo Positive) strategy, aligning with its core business strategy of sustainability. PepsiCo Beverages North America’s Fresno, California location is a 170,000-square-foot manufacturing facility distributing popular drinks such as Pepsi, STARRY, Gatorade, Rockstar, and Aquafina. The new Tesla Semi units are expected to transport heavy loads in their day-to-day operations, expanding their use beyond hauling chips from Frito-Lay, as earlier believed. Priestley clarified that it is actually the PepsiCo division that has more trucks hauling beverages on a regular basis, dispelling the misconception that the Tesla Semi is only used for transporting light loads.

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