Tesla

UPS the latest to place major order for Tesla Semi, securing 125 trucks

UPS’s order of 125 trucks passes PepsiCo who, last week, confirmed the reservation 100 trucks. That bumped Anheuser-Busch‘s 40 trucks from the top order spot.

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Pepsi places 100 orders for Tesla Semi, largest known reservation so far

PepsiCo has reserved 100 of Tesla’s new electric Semi trucks Reuters confirmed Tuesday, placing the largest-known single order for the electric big rig to-date.

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Anheuser-Busch reserves 40 Tesla Semis for beer-hauling fleet

The 40 semi-trucks, one of Tesla’s largest reported pre-orders, will be fully electric-powered and equipped with autonomous driving capabilities. Anheuser says the order is part of the company's goals to slash its carbon output in the coming decade.

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Behind the scenes at the Tesla Semi reveal

In this edition of Overdrive Radio, a rebroadcast of Equipment Editor Jason Cannon's talk with K.C. Phillips on the “Road Dog Live” Sirius XM program, discussing the Tesla Semi electric truck's big recent reveal in California.

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Counting costs and savings for the 2019 Tesla Semi (and bonus video)

Diesel power will be around probably for decades. But don’t be shocked if you live to see e-trucks as a common sight – not just for saving the environment but for saving costs.

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Things that aren’t in the news, but should be

"The same people who don't hesitate to sit in the fuel island for 30 minutes will lose their mind trying to get out of the parking lot. It's like a switch is flipped from 'Nope, not moving,' to 'GOTTAGOFAST!' (The first person to blame this on ELDs gets a throat chop.)" ...

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Tesla to unveil electric Class 8 tractor this week

Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk on Sunday tweeted that the company’s electric semi will make its debut Thursday night.

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First look at Tesla semi? Unauthorized photo posted to Reddit

Tesla's in-development Class 8 electric tractor, which is scheduled to be unveiled later this month, appears to have been spotted in an undisclosed location in California -- the picture from which was posted to Reddit this weekend, though later removed. 

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NTSB: Trucker partially to blame in fatal 2016 crash involving Tesla sedan operating autonomously

NTSB concluded the driver of the tractor-trailer involved in the crash failed to yield the right of way to the oncoming Tesla sedan. A post-crash drug test also revealed the truck operator had used marijuana before the crash, according to NTSB’s report.

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Cummins reveals all-electric tractor prototype

Cummins on Tuesday became the latest company to introduce an all-electric tractor, unveiling -- just weeks ahead of an expected electric truck introduction from electric vehicle pioneer Tesla -- a Class 7 concept tractor. 

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