Loblaw Pre-Orders 25 All-Electric Tesla Semi Trucks

Loblaw Pre-Orders 25 All-Electric Tesla Semi Trucks
Loblaw Pre-Orders 25 All-Electric Tesla Semi Trucks

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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