Tesla Partners with Martin Brower to Test Electric Semi

Tesla has teamed up with Martin Brower (MB), a global leader in supply chain management for restaurant chains, to deploy and test its all-electric Semi trucks. This is the second company to work with Tesla, following what has so far been a very successful partnership with PepsiCo.

Located in Stockton, California, Martin Brower’s distribution center has begun piloting two of Tesla’s electric Semis, testing their performance on routes that service local restaurants.

The electric semi trucks have been well-received by drivers, with feedback highlighting the ease of operation and the trucks’ advanced mobility features. The five MB drivers trained to operate these vehicles—Frank Solari, Leo Alvarez, Casey Kamp, Carlos Nava, and Javier Hernandez—reported positive experiences, particularly appreciating the vehicle’s performance and safety features.

According to Tesla the Semi is capable of traveling up to 500 miles (805km) on a single charge, and based on the real-world experience of Martin Brower, the trucks have been able to meet and exceed expectations.

“The Tesla Semi experience has been impressive since day one,” said Megan Yamaguchi, Assistant Transportation Manager at Martin Brower. “Our drivers had no problem learning the systems and maximizing the features that set these tractors apart. We’ve been able to push these tractors well beyond expectations and look forward to our electric future.”

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It is not only Martin Brower that is benefiting from this partnership, as Tesla is also gaining valuable insights that will help drive improvements in the platform.

“These demonstrations with the Tesla Semi have provided great product feedback on how to make the best class 8 truck while also showing customers how it can fit in their operations. Thanks to Martin Brower and our other very patient customers for working with us to test, develop, and refine the Semi. Keep an eye out for them on the road!” Dan Priestly, Sr. Manager, Semi Truck Engineering at Tesla said in a post on X.

The pilot’s success could see Martin Brower integrating more Tesla Semis into their fleet, particularly on the West Coast, in anticipation of California’s impending regulations promoting zero-emission vehicles by 2026-27. The company is also considering installing Tesla Semi Chargers their facilities. This infrastructure would be powered by renewable energy, further reducing the carbon footprint of their operations.

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