• Add UPS to the Growing List of Companies That Have Placed Orders For Tesla’s Semi Trucks

    2019 Tesla Semi
  • 360-degree camera system
  • Gets Tesla Autopilot and all autonomous features
  • Hooks to any conventional 18-wheeler trailer
  • Center-mounted driver’s seat
  • Sleeper cab includes living accommodations
  • Touchscreen display controls all vehicle systems
  • Consumes less than 2.0 kW per mile driving fully loaded
  • Low center of gravity reduces rollover risk
  • 500-mile range towing 80,000 pounds
  • Drag coefficient of 0.36
  • 0 to 60 mph in 5.0 seconds when unloaded
  • Low-mounted battery
  • Sleek design for improved visibility and aerodynamics
  • Thermonuclear blast-proof windshield
  • Autopilot and active safety systems

At this rate, we should start expecting more companies to jump on-board the Tesla semi truck craze

Walmart, DHL, Anheuser-Busch, and PepsiCo. have all signed up and ordered Tesla’s all-electric semi trucks. Now you can add DHL rival UPS to that list. The global delivery giant has pre-ordered 125 semi trucks from the electric car maker, making it the latest large-scale company to try out Tesla’s new breakthrough product.

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Taking into account UPS’ pre-order of 125 semi trucks, Tesla probably has over 500 orders of its trucks already

It’s no secret that Tesla’s all-electric semi trucks have the attention of a lot of companies. Taking into account UPS’ pre-order of 125 semi trucks, Tesla probably has over 500 orders of its trucks already. That’s an impressive feat for something that a lot of people were skeptical about when Elon Musk first announced plans for the all-electric trucks.

In the case of UPS, no less than the company’s chief information and engineering officer, Juan Perez, confirmed the company’s pre-order of 125 trucks. “For more than a century, UPS has led the industry in testing and implementing new technologies for more efficient fleet operations,” he said. “We look forward to expanding further our commitment to fleet excellence with Tesla. These groundbreaking electric tractors are poised to usher in a new era in improved safety, reduced environmental impact, and reduced cost of ownership.”

That’s as good a stamp of approval as you’ll see from a company that’s considered as one of the biggest fleet operators in the world with 108,000 delivery vehicles scattered all over the globe.

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500-mile range towing 80,000 pounds
UPS didn’t say how many of these orders are for the 300-mile range version of Tesla’s electric semis and how many are for the 500-mile range version

UPS didn’t say how many of these orders are for the 300-mile range version of Tesla’s electric semis and how many are for the 500-mile range version. What we do know is that UPS is already making a huge push towards offering this kind of service for the future. In addition to its order of Tesla’s electric semis, the company is also converting as many as 1,500 of its delivery trucks to battery-electric. Likewise, it has also purchased Daimler’s new electric trucks to add to its growing fleet. All these moves are part of UPS’ goal to bolster its fleet by buying one vehicle with alternative fuel or advanced technology for every four vehicles it buys by 2020.

UPS’ order of Tesla’s all-electric semi trucks didn’t come cheap either. Taking into account the deposit price of $20,000 for a base reservation of the production model, UPS’ order comes with a deposit of $2.5 million.

Through all of this, one thing has become clear about Tesla’s all-electric semi trucks: the demand for it is strong.

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