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 […]

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 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: […]

Tesla Semi and Cybertruck Spotted with Lidar Testing Hardware

A Tesla Semi with new lidar equipment attached to the front was recently photographed in the wild by The Kilowatts (@klwtts). The prototype electric vehicle (EV) had hardware from Xenomatix, a company that develops solid-state-lidar technology, mounted under the windshield. — The Kilowatts 🚗⚡️ (@klwtts) February 16, 2023 When The Kilowatts shared images of […]

FritoLay’s Tesla Semi Gets Hands-On Treatment by Motortrend [PICS]

The Motortrend crew recently visited Frito-Lay’s upgraded, zero-emission distribution center in Modesto, California to talk with Tesla Semi drivers and see the truck in person. The publication was able to gather a few extra specs on the Tesla Semi, noting that the huge vehicle sported a Model S Plaid tri-motor powertrain but turned around the […]

Frito-Lay Modesto Shows Off Tesla Semi, Charging Stations and Megapack [VIDEO]

PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay was the first customer to receive Tesla’s Semi truck and now the snack maker has showcased its green technologies at its Modesto, California, facility. Frito-Lay says it is near completion of its Modesto facility’s transformation into a green facility that uses zero and near zero-emission technologies. The project was started in 2019 and […]

Tesla Semi Parts Catalog Reveals Modular Battery Pack and More

We just got our first look at the Tesla Semi’s internal components, thanks to diagrams spotted by Tesla owner and software data miner “green” (@greentheonly) in the company’s online Parts Catalog. Tesla hasn’t published a parts catalog for the Semi yet, but green was able to dig through the company’s website and find it. Going […]

PepsiCo Exec Details Tesla Semi Experience

PepsiCo Vice President Mike O’Connell detailed the food and beverage giant’s experience with the Tesla Semi in a recent interview, noting that the company plans to add another 100 of the all-electric trucks to its logistics fleet in 2023 (via Reuters). Tesla’s Semi is an all-electric Class 8 semi-truck that the electric vehicle (EV) maker […]