The Tesla Semi already has one very giant guinea pig for an electric fleet: Walmart. The retail juggernaut has some 6,000 trucks and moves merchandise all over the country and as of last may, it had been the world’s largest retailer. the company looking EVs for logistics Sends a clear message about the reliability of technology’s industry applications. And Walmart is not the only company interested in Tesla’s truck. in step with Bloomberg, trucking logistics company J.B. Hunt and grocery chain Meijer have also reserved multiple Semis.
“We believe we can learn how this technology performs within our long-term sustainability goals, such as lowering emissions,”
Walmart said in a statement to CNBC. This pilot program for the 500-mile vary trucks likely will not start anytime shortly. After all, Musk said that Tesla Semi trucks will not start production until 2019.
Walmart has other choices too: Mercedes has its own all-electric semi, as does diesel-maker Cummins. they are a shorter range, but given Tesla has fallen delayed for Model 3 production, the alternatives could be road ready before Musk’s fleet.