Walmart Canada says it has more than tripled its reservations of Tesla Semi trucks to a total of 130. Walmart Canada reserved 10 Semi trucks following Tesla’s reveal of the new truck back in 2017 and then ordered 30 more in 2018.
“Tripling our reservation of Tesla Semi trucks is part of our ongoing effort to innovate the business and prioritize sustainability… By converting 20% of our fleet to electric vehicles by the end of 2022 and committing to alternative power for all fleet vehicles by 2028, we are putting safety, innovation and sustainability at the forefront of our logistics network.”
Walmart cites that the Tesla Semi consumes less than two kilowatt-hours of energy per mile at gross vehicle weight and highway speed in a feature that could significantly
reduce operating costs per mile in comparison to diesel. The 500-mile range of the Tesla Semi is also seen as plenty for many routes.