PepsiCo affirms Tesla Semi truck deliveries to begin in December

PepsiCo affirms Tesla Semi truck deliveries to begin in December

PepsiCo Inc (PEP.O) affirmed on Friday it would take delivery of Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) Semi trucks on Dec. 1, becoming the first organization to acquire its orders of the much-delayed electric vehicle.

PepsiCo said in a statement that the trucks would be used at its Frito-Lay plant in Modesto, California, and its PepsiCo beverages factory in Sacramento. PepsiCo has been meaning to decrease fuel costs and emissions, and held 100 of the trucks in 2017.

U.S. organizations have promised to make a move to diminish their effects on the environment, with PepsiCo planning to accomplish net-zero emissions by 2040.

Transportation represents generally 10% of the Mountain Dew producer’s greenhouse gas emissions, PepsiCo’s CEO, Ramon Laguarta, has said. Its organization owned fleet traveled 1.2 billion miles last year.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk declared the beginning of production of the Semi truck late on Thursday on Twitter, saying the vehicles have a 500-mile (805 km) range and are “super fun to drive.”

Musk initially said the trucks would be in production by 2019 yet the timetable has been deferred by years because of parts deficiencies.

Different organizations including United Parcel Service Inc (UPS.N), Walmart Canada (WMT.N) and food service distributor Sysco Corp (SYY.N) had additionally placed preorders for Tesla’s Semi trucks.

Walmart, UPS and Sysco didn’t respond to requests for comment on the status with their orders or delivery timings.

Neither Musk nor Pepsi unveiled the number of Semis that would show up at the packaged food organization in December. On its website, PepsiCo said it anticipates that 15 of its trucks should deploy before the current year’s end.

Tesla, then again, has been attempting to deliver however many electric vehicles as it produces, which has harmed its share cost. Musk is likewise attempting to close his $44 billion takeover of Twitter Inc (TWTR.N), which has Tesla investors stressed that the billionaire was spreading himself too thin.

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