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Tesla delivers its first electric trucks in December

Tesla delivers its first electric trucks in December

Tesla will deliver the brand’s first electric trucks, the “Half Trucks,” five years after the model was announced, on December 1. The announcement was made by Elon Musk on Twitter.

Pepsi will be the first customer and will receive 15 trucks by the end of the year, out of 100 already booked.

When Elon Musk introduced the “Semi Truck” in November 2017, he stated that the model would go on sale two years later. Among the major customers of this product are the retail giant Walmart and Anheuser Busch InBev.

However, the calendar did not materialize, as the brand focused on several versions of the Y and 3 models. Even the world’s richest man said, during a conference with analysts in January, that the brand would not launch any new models this year due to cost pressure.

But three days later, Musk changed his mind again after the US Senate passed President Joe Biden’s anti-inflation package. The diploma includes tax benefits of $40,000 for the production of heavy electric vehicles. In August, Tesla’s CEO announced that “half trucks” will be on the road by the end of this year.

Vehicles with a range of about 800 km will compete with similar products launched on the market by competing brands such as Nikola and Volvo. Volvo recently announced that it will deliver 20 electric trucks to Amazon by the end of 2022.

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After the announcement, Tesla bonds continued to lose 4.08% to $228.43, declining in value since the beginning of the year by 35.1%.