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James Sembrot, the company’s senior director of logistics strategy, told WSJ the company has aggressive goals for efficiency and believes Tesla could be an important part of the plan.
According to the article:
Anheuser-Busch spends about $120 million on fuel each year for its dedicated fleets and long-haul transportation by for-hire carriers moving beer between breweries and wholesalers, Mr. Sembrot said. The company wants to reduce its carbon footprint by 30% by 2025, and has invested in alternative-fuel vehicles, such as leasing delivery trucks that run on compressed natural gas. It is also in discussions with Nikola Motor Co., which is developing hydrogen-electric semi-trucks.
Anheuser-Busch plans to use the trucks for shipments to wholesalers within 150 to 200 miles of its brewery locations. [Updated] Tesla trucks are available in two versions – a 300-mile range and a 500-mile range.
Other companies that have announced plans to order the Tesla Semi include DHL, Fortigo Freight, J.B. Hunt, Walmart, Loblaws and Ryder. The Tesla Semi is scheduled for production in 2019.