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Tesla delivers 1st electric semi trucks

The first batch of electric Semi trucks from Tesla were given to PepsiCo on Thursday during a ceremony at the company's Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada, in the United States.

Tesla delivers 1st electric semi trucks

The first batch of electric Semi trucks from Tesla were given to PepsiCo on Thursday during a ceremony at the company’s Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada, in the United States.

In front of the audience inside the facility, Tesla CEO Elon Musk drove one of the three Tesla Semis. Live coverage of the event was provided on Musk’s now-owned Twitter.

Engineers at Tesla put the Semi through a series of challenging tests to increase durability and reliability.

The Semi was originally scheduled to enter production in 2019, but this was postponed primarily because of the global parts shortage and the COVID-19 pandemic. The Semi was first unveiled in concept form five years ago.

The car can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 20 seconds and is powered by four independent motors. It can tow a load weighing up to 82,000 pounds (37,195 kg) for up to 500 miles (805 km) on a single charge. According to the company, prices could begin at 150,000 USD.

According to Musk, the company intends to increase Semi production to produce 50,000 trucks in North America by 2024.

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