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Walmart said Thursday it plans to buy 30 more all-electric Tesla Semis to be used for its Canadian operations.
The trucks are in addition to five Tesla semis for its U.S. fleet and ten for Canada that were announced in November. Walmart says it hopes to have its entire fleet use alternative power by 2028. According to the release:
The first 20 Tesla Semis will be used to support Walmart Canada’s fleet base in Mississauga, Ontario. The remaining 20 trucks will be allocated to the company’s recently-announced Surrey, British Columbia sustainable fulfillment centre, which is set to open in 2022. This state-of-the-art facility will feature a fully electric Walmart fleet base, a first for Walmart internationally.
When announced, Tesla said the Semi is capable of 0 to 60 mph in 20 seconds with an 80,000 pound load; Speed up a 5% Grade at 60 mph; 300 or 500 miles of range depending on the model; energy consumption of less than 2 kWh per mile; and fuel savings of more than $200,000 over a million miles.
Chief Executive Elon Musk has since said the Semi will do better than the first specs announced. The truck is expected to go into production in 2020.
Other major companies that have pre-ordered the Tesla Semi include UPS, PepsiCo, J.B. Hunt, DHL, and Sysco.