UPS makes largest Tesla electric semi-truck pre-order to date
Tesla continues to garner major interest in its new electric semi-truck with the announcement of the United Parcel Service's pre-order of 125 vehicles. Tesla Semi is the company's newest member of its alternative-fuel family, and it will begin production in 2019.
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UPS joins J.B. Hunt, Wal-Mart, and Sysco in the wait for Tesla's all-electric Semi. Touted as the safest big-rig truck ever made, the Semi boasts "four independent motors [that] provide maximum power and acceleration and require the lowest energy cost per mile," according to its website.
How do you think this new breed of semi-trucks will effect the trucking industry? How much do you think it will cost to insure a $200,000 semi bobtail?