Canadian grocer Loblaw doubles down on its commitment to electrify its fleet and reduce its carbon footprint by 2030 by pre-ordering 25 of Tesla’s all-electric Semis.
The Semi, which was unveiled by Tesla last week is a Class 8 truck with a range of just over 800 kilometres at highway speed at maximum weight.
According to Tesla founder Elon Musk, the Semi is capable of going 640 kilometres on a 30 minute charge.
Other Tesla Semi features include:
- Acceleration: 0-60 mph with 80k lbs20 sec
- Speed up a 5% Grade: 65 mph
- Mile Range: 300 or 500 miles
- Powertrain: 4 Independent Motors on Rear Axles
- Energy Consumption: Less than 2 kWh / mile
- Fuel Savings: $200,000+
The Semi boasts quick acceleration – capable of going from zero to 60 mph in 20 seconds, fully loaded. It also boasts instant traction control with four independent motors.
Enhanced Autopilot helps avoid collisions, a centered driver position provides maximum visibility and control, and a low center of gravity offers rollover protection.
Tesla is hoping bring the trucks to market by 2019.
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