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Sysco Orders 50 Tesla Trucks


Sysco Corp. is looking ahead to own 50 fully electric semi tracks to be launched by Tesla. The new electric tractors could run 500 miles on a single charging. The order from the food service distribution giant that owns more than 7000 trucks is worth up to $10 million.

After the announcement in November, Wal-Mart and JB Hunt Transport Services have ordered for the electric vehicle that would reduce the transportation costs. Budweiser's parent company has placed orders for 40-trucks.

Tesla has announced two versions of 300 mile and 500 mile trucks on a single recharge. The prices were $150,000 dollars and $180,000 respectively. Founders series with special features will have a price tag of $200,000.

The production the electric trucks is expected in begin in 2019.

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