Tesla Semi Details From Frito-Lay Visit: Powertrain, Interior, Charging

This article summarizes the following: -Tesla Semi Details -MotorTrend visited the Tesla Semi factory to gather information about the truck’s interior, driving, and charging.

Tesla Semi
Tesla Semi

The Tesla Semi has an estimated range of 500 miles and can charge in 30 minutes using a solar-powered ” Tesla Megacharger .” Pepsi is the first company to take delivery of a Tesla Semi. The company, along with its snack division Frito-Lay, recently gathered to take delivery of the Tesla Semi at its snack division facility in California. The Tesla Semi has become a staple in the electric class of trucks and Pepsi is one of many companies that have purchased the truck for their fleets.

The Tesla Semi features an industry first 1,000-volt powertrain that is capable of providing up to 500 miles of range on a single charge. This range makes it a great option for long haul trips and Pepsi’s Frito-Lay division was able to get hands-on experience with the truck before taking delivery. During their visit they were able to test out the truck on various terrains including a 5% grade hill climb and they also saw how fast it could go around corners at speed.

This purchase marks another big step forward in zero emissions trucking as more and more food conglomerates like PepsiCo are turning to electric semi trucks like Tesla’s for their livery needs. This shift has been seen throughout the industry as more companies are starting to purchase electric semis for their fleets rather than traditional diesel powered trucks.

Tesla recently unveiled their Semi, and Frito-Lay was among the first to test out the new vehicle. The Tesla Semi has an estimated range of 500 miles on a full charge, with a claimed energy efficiency of 2 kWh per mile. This is significantly lower than the current diesel trucks which can go as low as 6 to 7 kWh per mile, making it a more efficient option for companies looking to go electric. To further reduce fuel costs, the Tesla Semi is equipped with four independent electric motors and four battery packs which allow it to hold excess electricity and store energy for later use.

Frito-Lay has also installed solar panels at their distribution centers in order to generate additional electricity for their fleet of Tesla Semis. This move will not only help reduce fuel costs but it will also help reduce carbon emissions associated with freight transportation. With these changes, Frito-Lay is leading the way in transitioning from diesel powered trucks to electric ones.

The Tesla Semi is the first electric semi to be unveiled and it has already garnered a lot of attention. The Tesla CEO Elon Musk has stated that the Tesla Semi will have a range of up to 805 km on a single charge, and with its new batteries, it can reach an 80% charge in only 30 minutes with the help of Tesla Megacharger stations. At these charging stations, the cost per mile will be 20 cents, making it much more cost effective than diesel trucks.

The factory near Reno, Nevada is where the new Teslas will be manufactured for Frito-Lay’s livery business. With the help of CEO Elon Musk and his team at Tesla, Frito-Lay has taken a major step towards transitioning from diesel powered trucks to electric ones.

In a recent visit to Frito-Lay’s facility in Modesto, CA, Tesla presented the details of their new Semi electric truck. The Nevada-based factory for Tesla’s Gigafactory will be used to build and deliver the first electric trucks. This delivery event marked the first deliveries of semi trucks powered by Tesla’s battery technology. Frito-Lay plans to use these trucks for truck delivery of their products from the company’s Modesto plant.

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