Pepsi talked about the experience of using Tesla Semi electric trucks

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Summarize this content to 100 words Employees of the Pepsi company in Sacramento talked about the six-month experience of using Tesla Semi electric trucks.A Pepsi representative explained that the company uses most of its fleet of 21 Tesla Semis to deliver within 100 miles (160 km) with multiple stops. They work up to 12 hours a day. The company’s only three Semi trucks are used for long-haul haulage with routes ranging from 250 miles (400 km) to 450 miles (720 km).Tesla installed 4 special chargers with a capacity of 750 kW at the Pepsi plant in Sacramento. They allow you to charge the Semi battery to 80% capacity in less than 45 minutes.It is noteworthy that Pepsi faced difficulties in installing high-power stations at their facilities. The company explained that Pepsi experts will make the necessary changes to the projects based on this experience for planning future electrified warehouses.A representative of Pepsi specified that Telsa had perfected the electric trucks in six months. The developers have significantly improved the regenerative braking mode. In some places, such as the drive down Donner Pass on the way to Nevada, the Tesla Semi becomes energy neutral by recuperating energy from braking.Pepsi found that the company’s fleet of Semis were able to achieve an average efficiency of 1.7 kWh per mile (1.1 kWh of electricity for each kilometer). According to Pepsi drivers, this level of efficiency has been achieved “over the last few months” and is constantly improving.The company clarified. that this resulted in a 23% reduction in fuel/energy costs compared to the diesel-electric hybrid trucks previously used by Pepsi. When compared with conventional diesel tractors, the benefit from energy consumption is at the level of 50-75% when using Semi.Tesla Semi drivers said in the video that they are satisfied with the electric truck because it is comfortable and easy to drive, and because the seat is close to the front, the views are simply stunning. In November 2022, Pepsi received the first Semi. Tesla has formed an electric truck service team in California, including teams of field technicians and engineers to quickly go out to customers and repair the Semi. Such technicians accompany the Tesla Semi and arrange the trucks in the event of a breakdown on the track. If the technical staff is unable to restart the electric truck at home, then a tow truck is called, and the cargo itself is taken to its destination by another car. In December 2022, Pepsi announced plans to use Semi electric trucks. At the time, Pepsi calculated that Tesla Semis with chips and other products would travel 684 km, and their remaining battery level after the trip would be 20%. Electric trucks with heavier cargo, such as soda and other beverages, will travel 160 km. The company did not disclose exactly how many tons of product will be transported in each case and what the charge level will be at the end of the trip in the Tesla Semi with drinks in the semi-trailer. Tesla introduced the production version of its Tesla Semi electric truck late last year. The company issued the first batch to customers for testing. The manufacturer still hides data on the gross weight of the tractor with a battery and battery capacity options in the Semi. In December 2022, Tesla released a video showing its Tesla Semi electric truck traveling 500 miles (804 km) with a full 37-ton load (tractor, batteries, trailer, test load) on a single charge. The truck started its trip with a charge level of 97%, and at the end it had 4% left, but without specifying exactly how much payload the Tesla Semi was able to carry in such a situation. The Tesla Semi had a small climb on the way, and on average, the truck consumed 1.2 kWh of electricity for every kilometer.

Pepsi talked about the experience of using Tesla Semi electric trucks

Employees of the Pepsi company in Sacramento talked about the six-month experience of using Tesla Semi electric trucks.

A Pepsi representative explained that the company uses most of its fleet of 21 Tesla Semis to deliver within 100 miles (160 km) with multiple stops. They work up to 12 hours a day. The company’s only three Semi trucks are used for long-haul haulage with routes ranging from 250 miles (400 km) to 450 miles (720 km).

Tesla installed 4 special chargers with a capacity of 750 kW at the Pepsi plant in Sacramento. They allow you to charge the Semi battery to 80% capacity in less than 45 minutes.

It is noteworthy that Pepsi faced difficulties in installing high-power stations at their facilities. The company explained that Pepsi experts will make the necessary changes to the projects based on this experience for planning future electrified warehouses.

A representative of Pepsi specified that Telsa had perfected the electric trucks in six months. The developers have significantly improved the regenerative braking mode. In some places, such as the drive down Donner Pass on the way to Nevada, the Tesla Semi becomes energy neutral by recuperating energy from braking.

Pepsi found that the company’s fleet of Semis were able to achieve an average efficiency of 1.7 kWh per mile (1.1 kWh of electricity for each kilometer). According to Pepsi drivers, this level of efficiency has been achieved “over the last few months” and is constantly improving.

The company clarified. that this resulted in a 23% reduction in fuel/energy costs compared to the diesel-electric hybrid trucks previously used by Pepsi. When compared with conventional diesel tractors, the benefit from energy consumption is at the level of 50-75% when using Semi.

Tesla Semi drivers said in the video that they are satisfied with the electric truck because it is comfortable and easy to drive, and because the seat is close to the front, the views are simply stunning.

In November 2022, Pepsi received the first Semi. Tesla has formed an electric truck service team in California, including teams of field technicians and engineers to quickly go out to customers and repair the Semi. Such technicians accompany the Tesla Semi and arrange the trucks in the event of a breakdown on the track. If the technical staff is unable to restart the electric truck at home, then a tow truck is called, and the cargo itself is taken to its destination by another car.

In December 2022, Pepsi announced plans to use Semi electric trucks. At the time, Pepsi calculated that Tesla Semis with chips and other products would travel 684 km, and their remaining battery level after the trip would be 20%. Electric trucks with heavier cargo, such as soda and other beverages, will travel 160 km. The company did not disclose exactly how many tons of product will be transported in each case and what the charge level will be at the end of the trip in the Tesla Semi with drinks in the semi-trailer.


Tesla introduced the production version of its Tesla Semi electric truck late last year. The company issued the first batch to customers for testing. The manufacturer still hides data on the gross weight of the tractor with a battery and battery capacity options in the Semi.


In December 2022, Tesla released a video showing its Tesla Semi electric truck traveling 500 miles (804 km) with a full 37-ton load (tractor, batteries, trailer, test load) on a single charge. The truck started its trip with a charge level of 97%, and at the end it had 4% left, but without specifying exactly how much payload the Tesla Semi was able to carry in such a situation. The Tesla Semi had a small climb on the way, and on average, the truck consumed 1.2 kWh of electricity for every kilometer.

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