After PepsiCo, this company plans to add 10 Tesla Semi trucks to its fleet

After PepsiCo, a specialist distributor and manufacturer of environmentally friendly disposable food and beverage items and related items, Karat Packaging could integrate Tesla Semi vans into its fleet. The company could expand its fleet of 86 trucks and trailers with 10 Tesla Semis, Motor 1 reported.

Karat Packaging is involved in providing third party logistics services in California and it is likely that it will deploy Tesla Semi Electric Pickup Trucks there.

The electric vehicle claims to be able to travel 805 kilometers on a single charge and will be able to tow 80,000 pounds.

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Last month, CEO of beverage company PepsiCo, Ramon Laguarta, confirmed that he plans to take delivery of the first set of Tesla Semis by Q4, nearly four years after placing his first order for trucks. electric. The latter has ordered 100 electric trucks from Tesla to reduce fuel bills and eliminate carbon emissions from its fleet.

Besides Karat Packaging and PepsiCo, other companies that have placed an order for Tesla Semis include Walmart, fleet operator JB Hunt Transport Services, and food distributor Sysco Corp. aerodynamic and powerful electric powertrain.

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Earlier this month, a report from Insideevs claimed that the long-awaited Tesla Semi pickup went into limited production at the electric vehicle giant’s Giga Nevada site. The report cites an unofficial article by a Tesla enthusiast who spotted the Semi performing basic testing in the factory backyard, without a trailer. These tests included acceleration, braking and turning in circles.

While serial production of the Semi has been pushed back to 2023, it’s no surprise that the electric vehicle maker plans to produce limited units of the vehicle given orders from various logistics companies.

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