Electric Vehicles

PepsiCo Orders 100 Tesla Semis

December 12, 2017

Photo: Tesla
Photo: Tesla

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 tops the 40-truck order from Anheuser-Busch, which had been the most substantial pre-order of the yet-to-be-released electric truck. Other high profile pre-orders have coem from such well-known companies as 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.

In a Reuters report, PepsiCo executives said they were evaluating which routes would be best suited for the Tesla’s maximum range of 500 miles, but declined to say how much it paid for the pre-orders or if the company would be buying or leasing the trucks.


  1. 1. Dustin [ December 12, 2017 @ 11:53PM ]

    Smart move pepsi. Last i heard tesla still hadnt fulfilled some car orders from 2015.

  2. 2. Billy Brown [ December 13, 2017 @ 05:43PM ]

    Amazing what Tesla has done with the EV technology.


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