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>> UPS announced on Tuesday that it's buying 125 of Tesla's new all electric semi trucks, that's the biggest pre order Tesla has seen so far. The trucks will cost UPS about $200,000 a pop as the delivery company adds to its fleet of over 6,000 alternative fuel vehicles. Tesla's CEO, Elon Musk, revealed the new big rig in mid-November and already Tesla has scored a total of 410 preorders according to a Reuter's Tally.
With major companies like Walmart, fleet operator JB Hunt transport services, and Sysco on board. And just last week, Pepsi also ordered 100 electric trucks from Tesla. The electric semi trucks will be in production by 2019, giving Tesla more time to convince the trucking industry that it can build an affordable electric semi.
With the range and cargo capacity to compete with relatively low-cost, time-tested diesel truck