One of the first buyers of Tesla’s newly announced electric truck is the largest Canadian supermarket chain. In fact, Loblaw is so confident that Tesla Semi will meet the needs of the company so having ordered 25 of the giant trucks already.

They will serve the company’s stores throughout the country. With this Canadian company becoming one of Tesla’s biggest customers for the impressive truck, ahead of American giant Walmart, who ordered “only” 15 so far.

“We have a long history of testing new technology — including alternative-fuel trucks — and we are excited to be among the first to pilot this new heavy-duty electric vehicle,” Wal-Mart spokesman Ryan Curell wrote in an email.

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“We believe we can learn how this technology performs within our supply chain, as well as how it could help us meet some of our long-term sustainability goals, such as lowering emissions.”

Loblaw executives have recently announced that they will be seeking a 30 percent reduction in the carbon footprint the company generates. The Canadian chain believes that if it can drop the diesel fuel for all of its current supply trucks, it will be the equivalent of stopping 20,000 cars from the road.

Tesla says that a fully loaded Semi consumes less than two kilowatt-hours of energy per mile and has a range of about 800 kilometres. That could save owners at least US$200,000 in fuel costs over 1.6 million km.

In this sense, the new Tesla truck will have an important role and is certainly a better option than existing electric trucks. Source: Financial Post

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