The American logistics and transport company United Parcel Services (UPS) has reserved 125 Semi Tesla, the largest order so far for the all-electric semi-trailer truck.
Elon Musk introduced the new Tesla Semi, an all-electric semi-trailer truck with four electric motors, will need 5 seconds for the 0 – 60 mph (100 km/h) acceleration and a range up to 500 miles (800 kilometers). Pre-orders began shortly after the launch.
According to the Reuters news agency, Tesla has reached at least 410 reservations, the largest order registered so far coming from UPS with 125 Tesla Semi trucks.
Orders have come among others from Pepsi, the transportation company J.B. Hunt and the Walmart retailer.
Tesla Semi costs $ 150,000 for the 300 miles (480 km) range version and $ 180,000 for the 500 miles (800 km) range version. In addition, a $ 200,000 “Founder’s Series Semi” version will be launched.
The customers who want to buy the new Tesla Semi have to pay an advance of $ 20,000 or the full amount if they want to have the $ 200,000 version.
Tesla will also provide a fast charging system using a solar-powered “Tesla Megacharger” charging station that will allow up to 400 miles (640 kilometers) autonomy with 80% charge in just 30 minutes. However, Tesla has not made any official delivery time for the first Tesla Semi units.