Tesla just delivered its first all-electric Semi truck to PepsiCo and said it can cover up to 500 miles on a single charge

The first electric semitrailer truck from Tesla was delivered to PepsiCo on Thursday as the manufacturer of electric vehicles broadens its product line beyond passenger cars.

Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, travelled to the delivery event, which was held at a factory close to Reno, Nevada, in a semi.

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After several years of waiting, Tesla finally began to deliver the Semi trucks. They were initially announced in 2017 and were supposed to be delivered in 2019, however the plan was delayed in part because of a parts shortage and supply chain issues.

According to a transcript of the call, Musk stated during Tesla’s third-quarter earnings call in October that the electric vehicle manufacturer plans to produce 50,000 Semis in North America by the year 2024. He would not say how much they would cost, only that it would be “much more than a passenger vehicle.”

After the event, Musk refused to accept any questions, which raised some doubts about the vehicle’s capabilities, according to Reuters. This is “Not very spectacular,” Oliver Dixon, a senior analyst at consultancy Guidehouse, told the news agency. “Moving a cargo of chips” with an average pack weight of 52 grammes cannot be considered “certain proof of concept.”

A request for comment from Insider made after business hours did not receive a prompt response from Tesla.

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