Tesla Semi Truck: 10 units have been ordered in the past few hours by DHL, a world leading company in the logistics and transport sector.
DHL, one of the largest transport companies in the world and a leader in the logistics sector, announced yesterday that it had pre-ordered the Tesla Semi Truck electric truck,presented last November 16, to test limited routes. This is yet another great company that decides to try the new model presented with great pomp by the number one of Tesla Elon Musk , convinced that this vehicle will revolutionize the road transport sector. In fact, even the fleet operator JB Hunt and the Walmart dealer have declared in recent days that they would order some units of Tesla’s new Semi Truck to prove its efficiency.
Tesla Semi Truck: 10 units have been ordered in the past few hours by DHL, a world leading company in the logistics and transport sector
Tesla Semi Truck, due to launch in 2019, is Tesla’s next step to move the economy away from fossil fuels through electric cars, solar roofs and energy storage. DHL, which provides transportation, warehousing and distribution services to US manufacturers and retailers, ordered 10 trucks to test the vehicle at its facilities in major US cities, the company said in a statement. “The trucks will be used for shuttle rides and deliveries of customers in the day, and concluded by saying that they will be tested for fuel efficiency over long distances by DHL across the country.”
Big companies still have doubts about electric trucks and want to test them personally before buying them in bulk
Tesla will not provide a count of the orders received for the truck, said company spokesman Dave Arnold. The limited initial orders reflect the uncertainty and doubts that large companies have for the moment on commercial electric vehicles. The promised autonomy of 800 km with a recharge is about half of what is currently able to guarantee with a full one a diesel truck Class 8. This without forgetting that there are also those who as Bloomberg questions the capabilities of the electric truck of Tesla announced by Elon Musk.
Despite this, companies like Tesla, Daimler and Volkswagen are investing a lot in the hope that the sector will change during the next decade
In fact, heavy batteries reduce the payload and add costs, potential killers for fleet buyers that give great importance to the operating cost per mile. However, Tesla and other truck manufacturers like Daimler, Navistar International and Volkswagen are investing in electric models, betting that the market will change in the next decade. So we’ll see if Elon Musk will once again be right. We remind you that Tesla Semi Truck can transport up to 36 tons of goods and will have a range of 800 km with a single full load refill. This can be increased by an additional 640 km in just half an hour of recharge.