Guess who just placed an order for EV semis?
In the weeks since Tesla revealed its Semi truck to the world, the orders have been coming in, exactly as CEO Elon Musk predicted. The latest big name corporation to place an order for the EV Semi is Anheuser-Busch, parent company of Budweiser beer. According to Electrek, the famous brewer placed an order for 40 Tesla Semi trucks, all of which will become part of its distribution network in the next few years, or when (or if) Tesla actually makes good on a production schedule.
To its credit, Anheuser-Busch has committed to reducing its operational carbon footprint by 30 percent by 2025. In doing so, it will remove the equivalent of almost 500,000 cars from the road globally every year. “At Anheuser-Busch, we are constantly seeking new ways to make our supply chain more sustainable, efficient, and innovative,” said James Sembrot, Senior Director of Logistics Strategy for the brewer. “This investment in Tesla semi-trucks helps us achieve these goals while improving road safety and lowering our environmental impact.” This Semi truck order also happens to be one of the biggest yet.
Previously, DHL placed an order for 10 trucks and, combined with other corporate orders and this latest one, Tesla has nearly 200 orders so far. Originally there was a $5,000 deposit required per truck, but it’s now $20,000 for a “base reservation.” Heck, Tesla is asking $200,000 for the “Founders Series” truck.