UPS announced Tuesday it’s going to buy a hundred twenty-five of Tesla’s all-electric powered semi vehicles, the largest such order since the automobile became unveiled in November.
The order with the aid of UPS, one in every of the biggest operators of commercial trucking fleets, comes at the heels of a PepsiCo announcement two weeks in the past to buy one hundred of the Tesla trucks.
The motors are designed to run up to 500 miles on a unmarried rate, assisting usameet its targets for reducing carbon emissions and gas use, the agency stated.
“these groundbreaking electric powered tractors are poised to herald a new technology in progressed safety, reduced environmental impact, and reduced cost of ownership,” stated u.s.chief statistics and engineering officer Juan Perez.
The cars will value between $150,000 and $200,000 (127,000 to a hundred and seventy,000 euros) and may be to be had in 2020. Tesla plans to start production in 2019.
Led via Elon Musk, Tesla has been at the forefront of the electric vehicle industry. however the company has come underneath scrutiny of past due for pushing again the time-frame for constructing the model 3 sedan, its first geared toward the middle marketplace.
shares of united statesgained 0.four percent to $119.33 in midday buying and selling, at the same time as Tesla vehicles fell 1.1 percentage to $335.04.
German carmaker Daimler last week delivered its first fully electric trucks to agencies in Europe, selling to express transport service DHL and to German logistics and shipping firms DB Schenker, Rhenus and Dachser. usahas also ordered electric powered trucks from Daimler.