Pepsi has a statement on Tesla’s electric trucks. The company, which placed the order as soon as the trucks were introduced, has been waiting for the trucks to be delivered for about 4 years. The latest revelations suggest that trucks will soon line up at Pepsi’s doorstep.
In 2017, Tesla introduced its highly popular electric truck, the Tesla Semi Truck. The project, which encountered great interest at that time, also managed to get plenty of orders in a short time. Pepsi was one of the companies that wanted to buy Tesla’s electric trucks and add them to its fleet. Pepsi, which has many sub-brands and a fairly large logistics network, had created an order for the Tesla Semi for 100 units.
Tesla announced plans to deliver the trucks in 2020 after receiving the order. But of course, this plan did not work, Tesla postponed Semi deliveries several times. While not surprising at a time when the automotive industry is awash with a massive agenda like the chip crisis, Tesla recently announced that it was delaying Semi deliveries until 2022.
Pepsi pointed to the end of this year:
Although expectations fell again after Tesla’s ‘2022’ announcement, a statement from the Pepsi front changed things. PepsiCo CEO Ramon Laguarta mentioned company policies for carbon emissions in a recent statement and said they have taken significant steps in this regard.
Laguarta emphasized that one of the most important steps in this direction is to switch to electric cars, “we have already started to buy electric trucks from Tesla. I don’t want to advertise to anyone, but tesla is the brand we’ve been working on all along. Our first orders will be delivered in the fourth quarter. he gave his statements.
Pepsi aims to address a problem that accounts for 10% of the company’s carbon emissions and reduce emissions. However, there has been no comment from Tesla on the matter. We’ll all see if the company, which postponed delivery until 2022 just last summer, will indeed deliver its electric trucks to Pepsi by the end of this year.