Walmart Orders 30 Tesla Electric Semi Trucks for Canadian Routes

Walmart plans to purchase 30 additional electric semi-trucks from Tesla. The first 20 will bolster Walmart’s core fleet in Missisauga. Walmart retailer plans to buy another 30 electric semi-trucks from the Silicon Valley automaker.

Thirty more Tesla semi-trucks would be operating in Canada. In Mississauga, Ontario, the 20 new electric semi-trucks are going to use, and another 20 to Surrey, British Columbia.

Walmart was one of the first major companies to order the all-electric Semi truck from Tesla. Tesla said it planned to bring the Semi-truck into production in the beginning of 2019.

Depending on the model, the Semi will deliver an impressive 300-500-mile electrical range. The automaker added that the truck’s power consumption would be less than 2kWh per mile, which will lead to significant savings in energy cost over traditional diesel-powered Semi.

Other companies including Fedex, Pepsi Co., DHL, also lined up to place orders for the Tesla Semi. A massive order was also imposed by Anheuser-Busch for 800 semi trucks hydrogen-powered from Nikola.

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