Tesla to Deliver 50 Additional Semi Trucks to PepsiCo

PepsiCo’s Tesla Semi pilot program has proven to be a success. Dan Priestley, Senior Manager of the Tesla Semi program, announced during the ACT Expo clean transportation conference in Las Vegas that plans are in place to deliver an additional 50 units of the all-electric Class 8 truck to PepsiCo.

The Tesla Semi has been performing well, surpassing its peers in terms of daily mileage during the North American Council for Freight Efficiency’s Run on Less event. Despite being behind schedule, more trucks are being constructed this year, with 50 currently being delivered to PepsiCo.

Priestley also dispelled rumors that the Tesla Semi fleet at PepsiCo has primarily been hauling light chips, clarifying that the trucks have actually been mostly transporting beverages. During a day of testing, the Tesla Semi made three quick 750-kW fast charging stops, reaching battery charges of 47%, 89%, and 52%.

Notably, 60% of the miles driven were with a gross vehicle weight of over 70,000 pounds. For further details, you can view Dan Priestley’s talk at the ACT Expo in the video below.

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