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.