PepsiCo Announces Huge Tesla Semi Fleet Expansion

PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA) announced today the expansion of its electric-powered fleet across California, including the deployment of 50 more Class 8 Tesla Semi trucks. Previously we saw how 21 Tesla Semis were operating for PepsiCo. These trucks will operate out of PBNA’s manufacturing and distribution facility in Fresno. Additionally, 75 Ford E-Transit electric […]

Tesla to Manufacture Semi at Giga Berlin, Says Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced plans to produce Semi, the company’s electric truck model, in Grünheide, Germany, at its Giga Berlin factory. This news came during Musk’s brief visit to Berlin, where he addressed Tesla employees following a recent fire at the facility started by activists, resulting in a brief factory shut down. During his […]

Tesla Expands Giga Nevada for Semi Production: Report

Tesla has officially started a significant expansion of its Giga Nevada facility, focusing on the production of its all-electric Semi truck. This development, reportedly announced on January 17, 2024, marks a historic moment for the company, according to Zanegler (@HinrichsZane). The expansion, a subject of speculation until recently, is now visibly underway. Drone footage shared […]

Tesla Semi Outperforms Rivals in Real-World Trucking Test

In a recent real-world test organized by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency, a Tesla Semi operated by PepsiCo demonstrated superior range and charging efficiency compared to other electric trucks from established manufacturers like Freightliner and Volvo. The event, called Run on Less, took place over two weeks starting September 11 and involved 22 […]

Tesla Semi Truck Gets a Test Drive with Jay Leno [VIDEO]

Jay Leno, the host of “Jay Leno’s Garage,” recently took a deep dive into the features and capabilities of the Tesla Semi truck in a 42-minute video posted on his YouTube channel. Dan Priestley, who is in charge of the Semi truck program at Tesla, joined Leno to discuss the design philosophy behind the truck, […]

Tesla Semi Real-World Data: 384 Miles on Single Charge

After nearly six years of anticipation, real-world performance data of the Tesla Semi has been released. The data was made public as part of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency’s (NACFE) Run on Less program, where the sole Tesla Semi customer, Pepsico, reported various metrics from its Sacramento, California, location, according to Overdrive. “For […]

California Senate Passes Bill Restricting Driverless Trucks

In a setback for the autonomous trucking sector, the California Senate approved a bill on Monday that mandates the presence of a trained human safety operator whenever a self-driving heavy-duty vehicle is on public roads. Essentially, this prohibits completely driverless autonomous vehicles (AV) trucks in the state. Bill AB 316, which gained 36 affirmative votes […]

PepsiCo Details its 21 Tesla Semi Trucks in New Video

PepsiCo has shared more about its fleet of 21 Tesla Semi electric trucks, in a new video shared this week. The beverage company details the Semi fleet that works at its Sacramento, California plant, that is powered completely by solar. Pepsi says three Semis from its fleet are dedicated to long haul routes, ranging from […]

Tesla Seeks $100M for U.S. Electric Semi-Truck Charging Route

Tesla revealed plans to build nine electric semi-truck charging stations, creating an uninterrupted route from southern Texas to northern California. To finance this ambitious project, the electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer is seeking nearly $100 million from the U.S. government. According to emails reviewed by Bloomberg, Tesla aims to equip each station with eight 750-kilowatt chargers […]

Tesla Semi to Get Door Issue Fix via Software Update

Tesla has issued a safety recall, identified as 23V-422, impacting an estimated 36 of its 2023 Semi truck models. The recall is due to a defect detected in the Semi’s door closure warning system, an essential feature which the company has determined does not comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 206. The […]

Tesla Semi High Volume Production Expected in Late 2024: Musk

Tesla’s electric Semi truck won’t begin large-scale production until the end of 2024, according to CEO Elon Musk. The decision comes as a result of ongoing battery-supply constraints and the desire to ensure high-quality production. This announcement arrives five years after the company first revealed the model and began deliveries in December. Speaking at an […]

PepsiCo to Put Tesla’s Semi to the Test in Trucking Event

PepsiCo announced on Wednesday its plans to participate in the Run on Less trucking industry event with at least one Tesla Semi. The event, designed to showcase advancements in freight efficiency, will provide in-depth insights into the performance of Tesla’s Class 8 electric truck that is poised to revolutionize the trucking industry. “We’re really excited […]

PepsiCo Debuts 21 Tesla Semi Trucks for Sacramento Plant

Summary: PepsiCo unveils 36 Tesla Semi electric trucks for use at bottling plants in Sacramento and Modesto, California Initial costs of most trucks funded by state and federal grants, totaling $15 million for vehicles and charging infrastructure California Air Resources Board aims to require all new trucks purchased to be electric by 2045 PepsiCo announced […]

Tesla Semi Trucks Recalled Over Potential Parking Brake Issue

Tesla has announced a recall of 35 of its 2023 Semi trucks due to a defect in the electronic park brake module (PVM) that could potentially fail to move into the park position when the parking brake is activated, increasing the risk of a crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) acknowledged Tesla’s notification […]

Watch: Cybertruck Tonneau Cover Closing, Street Race vs Semi [VIDEOS]

Image: @adityasaielsh A Tesla follower j.aditya (@adityasaielsh) shared some new pictures of videos today of the company’s latest Cybertruck production beta, identified by its latest triangular mirror design. We also get another look at the rear tonneau cover closing on the Cybertruck. You can’t really see from the rear bed into the vehicle it seems: […]