It hasn’t been a long time since the launching of Tesla’s first Semi Trucks and honest-to-goodness businesses have already started showing interest in the first electric truck by Tesla. Keep in mind that not all of the businesses ordering these trucks are intending to test the trucks, some of them are willing to use the trucks right away.
Loblaw, a Canadian grocery chain just placed an order of 25 of Tesla’s Semi electric trucks. This order is even larger than Walmart which ordered 15 to test them.
Placing such a trust on Tesla’s first electric truck is also a huge commitment as the company has not even released the prices of the Semi trucks too. Getting such a significant response from outside the country right away may sound a bit confusing, but it won’t be when you learn about Loblaws’ plans for the future.
The company is one of the biggest supermarket giants in Canada and has committed to reducing its carbon footprint by 30%. Of course, electric trucks are going to help a lot in achieving that goal.
According to the research done by Loblaws, switching from diesel-powered trucks to electric trucks for their logistics would result in an equivalent of 20,000 fewer cars on the road.
While electric trucks are generally helpful for Loblaws in achieving their goal, Tesla’s Semi electric trucks are more feasible for the company if Tesla comes through with its promise of faster trips and more safety on the road.
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