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Albertsons + Tesla Semis

Positive Future #307 (Feature photo – Tesla Semis – Public Domain Korbiter) Wanting to impress the importance of sustainability, Albertsons announced that it was purchasing 10 all-electric Tesla semi-tractors for its Southern California operations. According to the Albertson’s press release, the new electric trucks will be able to travel 300 to 500 miles to the charge – even when fully loaded. The company has a total fleet of about 1,400 trucks which all are certified under the EPA’s SmartWay certification program. It will be interesting to see how the economics of the Tesla semis will unfold and to the extent Albertson’s entire fleet makes a changeover. Want More? – Sign…

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Tesla Semi-Truck Update

Positive Future #117 (Feature photo – Tesla Semi-Trucks – photo in public domain courtesy of Korbitr) The Tesla semi-truck prototype was launched four months ago. Talk is that the Tesla semi will be available some time in 2019. Pre-orders have been coming in steadily. Recently TCI Transportation made a pre-order of 50. The largest pre-order so far is from United Parcel Service (UPS) for 125. Estimates are that Tesla has received about 500 semi orders so far. With a pre-order deposit of $20,000, that would be a modest $10 million. As a company, Tesla is under pressure to ramp up production to fulfill many of its past promises for the…

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