Tesla delivers first electric semi truck to Pepsi, claims 800km range

Elon Musk announced that Tesla would begin production of electric semi-trucks more than three years ago,

And on Thursday the business delivered its first such vehicles to PepsiCo.

At a plant in Reno, Nevada, near Austin, Texas, the corporation officially took delivery of the vehicles.

The occasion was broadcast live on Twitter, which Musk now controls.

In front of a crowd inside the facility, Musk drove one of three Tesla Semis.

One was painted white, one had the Pepsi logo, and a third had Frito-Lay's colors.

Electric semis will also be eligible for a federal tax credit of up to $40,000.

Last month, Tesla began production of the Semi that will be the first to reach Pepsi facilities.

Pepsi ordered 100 cm trucks in December 2017, a month after the announcement.

It costs $20,000 to reserve a Tesla Semi truck.