More Tesla Semis are being snatched up by Walmart.
Of these, 20 Tesla Semis will be based out of its Surrey, British Columbia, Canada fulfillment center set to open in 2022, with all of its routes being no more than a single day, well within its range.
According to Tesla, the Semi will have a 300 to 500-mile range with an estimated due cost savings of $200,000 for every 1-million miles driven, along with semi-autonomous capability. the 300-mile version will cost $150,000 and the 500-mile version will cost $180,000 with a limited edition series “Founder Series” for $200,000.
Last November, Walmart also issued a pre-order for 15 vehicles, with five dedicated for U.S. routes and ten for Canadian routes. Of those, $5,000 was charged per reservation, with a new listed price of $20,000 due to increased demand. Other large retailers, such as grocery store chain Meijer and Loblaws, along with Pepsi, Anheuser-Busch, and FedEx, also followed suit.
In the larger picture, Walmart’s hope to replace all of its convention diesel trucks with alternative fuel trucks by 2028.