Elon Musk announces Pepsi will receive Tesla's first electric semi-trucks this December
Tesla founder Elon Musk announced PepsiCo will be the first recipient of his company's electric semi-trucks, which are set to finally start production after lengthy delays.
Musk said in a tweet on Thursday that the battery-powered Class 8 truck, which sport a 500-mile range and are "super fun to drive," will arrive on Dec. 1.
The trucks are expected to reduce fuel costs and overall fleet emissions for the company.
The announcement comes at a busy week for Musk, who is also the CEO of SpaceX and is in the process of acquiring Twitter.
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As Reuters reported, Tesla initially set out to start production on the electric semis in 2019, but they were repeatedly pushed back due to part shortages.
The truck is expected to cost $180,000. It will, however, qualify for a congressional tax break of up to $40,000.
Musk did not say how many trucks would be delivered, though PepsiCo previously reserved 100 of them.