This week PepsiCo unveiled its all-new fleet of 18 Tesla Semi, Class 8 all-electric semi-trucks which will be used at the company’s Sacramento bottling plant. 

Back in 2017, the company ordered the first 100 Tesla Semi trucks, meaning they have been waiting a long time until Tesla began deliveries in December 2022.  

Reports have highlighted that PepsiCo intends to use 21 Tesla Semi at the Sacramento plant for local deliveries of Pepsi products. Another 15 vehicles will be used by PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay manufacturing plant in Modesto, California. 

At both sites, the company has installed high-powered DC fast charging stations to prepare for their electrification. 

The initial cost of the Tesla Semi Trucks was estimated at around $250,000 per vehicle and was mostly paid by state and federal grants. 

For more fleets to begin to electrify, financial support would be needed for us to see this sustainable shift.  

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