According to a press release from PepsiCo, they are expecting to receive 15 all-electric Tesla Semis by the end of 2021.
PepsiCo issued a statement Thursday that detailed the measures it has taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 53%. The company replaced the machinery and facilities at its plant in Modesto, California.
In addition, their tractors, box trucks, yard trucks, and forklifts are all powered by electric, lithium-ion technology or natural gas with renewable attributes.
The interesting part of was an innocuous statement where the company added “the remaining 15 electric tractors expected to deploy later this year”.
Without specifically naming Tesla as the supplier in the statement, the automaker is listed as a contributor of trucks to the project, along with Volvo.
Despite several setbacks, Tesla has been accelerating its efforts to bring the all-electric commercial vehicle to market. It had intended to launch mass production of the Semi in 2020, but the project was delayed due to battery constraints.
However, the Semi has been seen on public roads for testing earlier this year. Tesla has also been testing it on its Fremont Factory test track, backing up rumours production should begin shortly.