|Tesla Semi To Deliver Budweiser As Anheuser-Busch Places 40-Unit Order |
1 hour ago by Steven Loveday
And … the orders for the Tesla Semi keep coming in, although this one is a bit unique in comparison.
Thus far, we’ve received news of many companies placing deposits on the upcoming, all-electric Tesla Semi. It started with J.B. Hunt, Walmart, Loblaws, and Meijer. Reuters recently tallied 116 total orders, but this seems to be growing daily. Now, according to Jalopnik, as of the time of this writing, the automaker has about 140 pre-orders from 11 different companies.
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We can now welcome Anheuser-Busch to the club, according to The Wall Street Journal. Not only is it the first company of its kind to publicize reservations, it may be the largest order to date. If the deal works out, at least 40 all-electric semis will be transporting Budweiser and other related products.
Reportedly, J.B. Hunt also placed a large order for as many as 40 electric haulers, but most other orders are for between one and 25 vehicles.
Senior director of logistics strategy at Anheuser-Busch, James Sembrot, shared:
“At Anheuser-Busch, we are constantly seeking new ways to make our supply chain more sustainable, efficient, and innovative. This investment in Tesla semi-trucks helps us achieve these goals while improving road safety and lowering our environmental impact.” This isn’t the first time that we’ve seen a brewery attempting to go green. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company already uses solar power and Tesla Powerpacks. Perhaps it will soon make the growing list of electric semi adopters.
Source: Reuters via Nasdaq, Jalopnik