Walmart orders 15 Tesla Semi electric trucks

Ivan Schwartz
November 19, 2017

The organization revealed its new electric semitractor-trailer on Thursday night close to its manufacturing unit in Hawthorne, California. A few years ago the company unveiled its own hybrid trucks, but now Walmart is ready to test 5 Tesla Semi trucks in the United States and 10 trucks in Canada. Tesla CEO Musk enthusiastically presented the performance numbers of both vehicles, which are quite impressive indeed. And charging even a mid-sized truck would likely require a two-hour stop, cutting into companies' efficiency and profits, says Brian Irwin, managing director of the North American industrial group for the consulting firm Accenture.

The news follows immediately after the official unveiling of the new Tesla semi truck, and demonstrates to some degree the great appeal that the offering will have to some (though of course not all) operators, but it seems must have also been set up in advance.

Tesla, Inc, formerly Tesla Motors, Inc, designs, develops, manufactures and sells fully electric vehicles, and energy storage systems, as well as installs, operates and maintains solar and energy storage products.

Megachargers, a new high-speed DC charging solution, will add about 400 miles in 30 minutes and can be installed at origin or destination points and along heavily trafficked routes, enabling recharging during loading, unloading, and the flawless opportunity for drivers to grab coffee and a doughnut during breaks. The American brand still wants to amaze the world of enthusiasts and above all investors. In 2006 his first revolutionary electric vehicle was a sporty discovery in 2006. Trucks account for almost a quarter of transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions in the USA, according to government statistics.

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With a sleek, aerodynamic profile, the Tesla Semi is billed as quicker and more economical than today's diesel-powered trucks. Meanwhile, the company posted a record quarterly loss of $619 million in its most recent quarter.

Prices of the new Roadster start at $250,000 for the first 1,000 cars that will start production in 2020, with later models starting at $2,00,000.

The new Roadster has a top speed north of 250 mph and 620 miles (1,000 km) of estimated range on a single charge.

Musk, too, is being pulled in many different directions.

"He's got so much on his plate right now".

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