Tesla's list of semi-buyers is getting longer, and this time, the number of semifinals that have been ordered is greater than previous orders. AB InBev, parent company of Anheuser-Busch, announced that the popular beer brand has ordered 40 electric half-shells from Tesla. Although it will be years before Tesla's semi-buyers see their big platforms, the main brands are lining up to order them.
Tesla shares rose slightly after the news, although at this point, what is really needed is news about the progress in the production of Model 3 to really drive the actions.
Anheuser-Busch joins Tesla's semi-purchaser list
Anheuser-Busch said that its semi-final order is one of the largest Tesla that has received, although the manufacturer of EV has not offered many details about which companies could be on the list of buyers. For many brands, ordering a Tesla vehicle could be part of their advertising campaign, at least for those bold enough to announce to the world that they have ordered one.
Tesla is certainly a fashion brand, so other important brands are ready to come on board publicly. It will be interesting to see how many of these first Tesla semi-buyers remain on the list when they finally have to complete their orders. The truck will not go into production until 2019 or later.
The EV maker revealed its semi-electric last month, and a handful of large companies were the first in line to order one. Among the first semi-buyers of Tesla were Walmart, Meijer and J.B. Hunt. The design of the electric truck is quite unusual as it has room for the driver to stand behind the wheel, and there are huge touch screens on both sides of the driver. Tesla said he can travel 300 to 500 miles with a load, depending on which model is ordered. The price starts at $ 150,000 for the truck with the shortest range and $ 180,000 for the model with the longest range.
Tesla semi buyers have ordered ~ 140 so far
Jalopnik put together a list of companies that are believed to be among Tesla's first semi buyers, and if the website calculations are correct, they have been preordered around 140 of electric trucks. All we have to do is public announcements from companies like Anheuser-Busch that want attention to buy one of the Tesla trucks and media reports that name others and cite unidentified sources for the information. Here are the companies listed by Jalopnik:
- B. Hunt
- JK Moving
- Girteka Logistics
- Fortigo Freight Services
Anheuser-Busch said he had ordered Tesla electric semis, so That $ 5,000 per order, the electric vehicle manufacturer is already receiving a large amount of cash from its semi already. Apparently, the brewer has a track record of moving forward with their logistics. Last year, the company said it made the first delivery of beer through an autonomous truck. By 2025, the brewer intends to reduce its operational carbon footprint by 30% and expects the use of electric trucks to help it achieve this. The semifinals will also be equipped with Tesla's semi-autonomous autopilot driving system.
Tesla shares rose 0.51% to $ 314.86 in intraday trading on Thursday.