As Tesla's first semi-trailer electric truck, semi's every move has attracted much attention.
According to foreign media reports, Wal Mart Canada recently announced that,The company will triple its orders for Tesla semi electric tractors to 130.This booking is currently one of the largest orders for electric long haul trucks in Canada.
Before that, Wal-Mart Canada announced that it plans to invest $3.5 million in the next five years
According to the plan, Wal Mart Canada will replace 20% of its logistics vehicles with pure electric vehicles by the end of 2022, and by 2028, the entire company's logistics vehicles will use electricity as energy source.
The reason why Wal Mart chose to order Tesla semi is closely related to its energy consumption performance.
It is understood that,When Tesla semi cruises with full cargo (80000 pounds of cargo, about 36 tons), it consumes less than two kilowatt hours of energy per mile, which is significantly lower than that of diesel heavy trucks. With kinetic energy recovery, the range is about 806 kilometers.
In terms of motivation,Tesla claims that the 0-96km / h acceleration time of semi is only 5 seconds when it is unloaded, and 20 seconds when the load is 36 tons.
Semi initially planned for mass production in 2019, but has since been postponed to small-scale production by the end of 2020.In the latest first quarter 2020 earnings report, the delivery time of the first batch of Tesla semi is pushed back to 2021 again.
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