PepsiCo anticipates that the first batch of Tesla Semi trucks will be delivered before the end of 2021. The company’s CEO, Ramon Laguarta, told CNBC that this was part of an effort to cut transportation emissions.
According to Tesla, the semi-trucks will be ready in 2022. The semi-trucks were unveiled for the first time in 2017. Food and beverages like Doritos and Mountain Dew will soon be delivered to stores by a completely electric Tesla Semi.
PepsiCo, which makes everything from Lays to Cheetos, plans to ship its first battery-powered trucks by the end of this year. Tesla has a record of missing a deadline for its vehicle launch, but the Semi truck appears to have hit the road earlier than Elon Musk expected.
PepsiCo chief executive Ramon Laguarta said on CNBC on Monday that the trucks were part of the company’s efforts to reduce transportation-related emissions. Tesla has a history of missing car launch deadlines, but the Semi truck looks to have hit the road sooner than Elon Musk anticipated.
On CNBC on Monday, PepsiCo CEO Ramon Laguarta stated that the vehicles were part of the company’s efforts to minimize transportation-related emissions. “Transportation accounts for around 10% of our overall emissions,” he stated. “As a result, it’s critical that we strive to come up with other answers,” Laguarta added.
“We’re starting to acquire Tesla electric trucks,” he stated. “We don’t want to promote to anyone, but this is the brand we’re still using, and our first delivery is due in the fourth quarter.”