Tesla shipped its first battery-powered, long-haul truck to US-based food and beverage giant PepsiCo five years after first unveiling the vehicle.
This article by Akash Sriram, writing for Reuters, makes the following points:
- The truck uses an existing Tesla motor, which features a new Supercharger.
- Tesla boss, Elon Musk, said the new truck would reduce highway emissions and outperform existing diesel models on power and safety.
- Industry experts are sceptical that electric trucks can take the strain of hauling hefty loads for hundreds of miles.
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