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PepsiCo will finally receive the Tesla semis it ordered more than three years later than promised 


PepsiCo will receive its first Tesla semi trucks at an event at a Tesla factory on Thursday night. 

The event will be held at the Tesla Sparks, Nevada factory and will be livestreamed at 7 p.m. CST on December 1st. 

PepsiCo reserved 100 Tesla semi trucks shortly after the concept was revealed in November of 2017 on promises to have the rigs in production by 2019. Tesla has not confirmed if any other reservation holders will receive trucks at Thursday’s event, and it is unclear how many PepsiCo will receive. PepsiCo plans to use the trucks its Frito-Lay plant in Modesto, California, and PepsiCo beverages plant in Sacramento, California, reported Fox Business.

“As I think everyone knows at this point, it takes about a year to ramp up production. So, we expect to see significant — we’re tentatively aiming for 50,000 units in 2024 for Tesla Semi in North America,” CEO Elon Musk said during Tesla’s third-quarter earnings call.

This delivery comes just days after Musk claimed the electric semi truck completed a 500 mile trip at 81,000 pounds.


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