Pepsi Co. is proud to have purchased Tesla Semi trucks, which are actively used at its facilities. The company and real-world testing have confirmed that the electric truck can travel more than 1,000 miles per day, delivering enormous value and benefits.
In a recently released video from CNN, it is noted that Tesla Semi performed at its best during its work at Pepsi Co. CNN interviewed PepsiCo’s Director of Fleet Transformation, Amanda DeVoe, who had said the company would acquire electric trucks in 2022. The aim of this was to meet its goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2040 while ensuring the efficient delivery of goods.
The company currently operates about 21 Tesla Semi trucks at its Sacramento distribution center. Each is capable of traveling 500 miles on a single charge. During independent testing in September, the Texas manufacturer’s electric truck traveled 1,076 miles in one day, leaving no doubt about its efficiency.
“These trucks can run up to 500 miles on a single charge in a single day, so between two drivers one truck and 24 hours, we were able to run 1,076 on a single electric truck.”
According to CNN, during interviews, Semi drivers expressed greater satisfaction with the electric truck compared to their diesel counterparts. Interviews previously published by other news channels also contained positive feedback from Tesla Semi drivers.
The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) tested several different electric trucks in September 2023. One of the Semis tested traveled 1,076 miles in a day and made one delivery, according to NACFE. The truck hit the road just after midnight with a battery state of charge (SoC) of 95 percent. During delivery, it stopped for a short time to partially recharge and continued on its way. Data analysis showed that the Tesla Semi spent 81.8 percent of its time on the road. Additionally, the truck was shown to be traveling over 50 mph 92.6 percent of the time.
Tesla Semi is still in pilot production. Before mass production can begin, the company must expand Giga Nevada, where it will locate the production line. Tesla has already begun the expansion, however the timing of its completion is still unknown. So far, the company has produced about 100 electric semi trucks that are used by Pepsi Co.