On 7 October 2022, Tesla Chief Govt Elon Musk confirmed that the corporate had began manufacturing of the long-awaited Semi truck. Pepsi expects to take supply of 15 Semi vehicles on 1 December 2022, turning into the primary firm to obtain its orders for the brand new electrical car (EV). The vehicles will probably be used at Pepsi’s Frito-Lay plant in Modesto, California, and its drinks manufacturing unit in Sacramento. Walmart, UPS and Sysco have additionally positioned orders, however no bulletins or updates have been made on manufacturing.
Following a pledge to realize net-zero emissions by 2040, Pepsi reserved 100 of the vehicles in December 2017—only one month after Musk initially introduced the prototype. Discussions across the Tesla Semi had been comparatively quiet since its reveal in that very same yr—till Might 2022, when the corporate started charging US$5,000 upfront, adopted by US$15,000 inside ten days for a reservation. Costs for the Semi begin at US$150,000.