On Thursday, snack company Frito-Lay shared video featuring a quick conversation with the company’s first truck driver to officially take the Tesla Semi out on the road.
The video features veteran OTR driver Eric Bettencourt, who “made history” by driving from the Modesto, California plant to Reno, Nevada in the electric-powered Tesla Semi.
In the video, Bettencourt touts the Tesla Semi as being “fun to drive” while being quiet.
“You don’t have the exhaust, you don’t have the smell of diesel,” Bettencourt said.
Parent company Pepsi reportedly has 15 Tesla Semis in use at the Modesto Frito-Lay plant.
Take a look at the video below.
Meet the first Frito-Lay OTR driver to officially take the first Tesla Electric Semi trucks out on the road – Eric Bettencourt! Eric has been with the organization for 22 accident-free years & made #FritoLayHistory by driving from our Modesto, CA plant to Reno, NV. pic.twitter.com/xJrrdpJp3U
— Frito-Lay (@Fritolay) April 27, 2023
Late last year, a truck driver went viral on social media for a lengthy Twitter rant on why the Tesla Semi isn’t practical as a “working” vehicle.