PepsiCo Inc will get its first set of Tesla Inc electrical vehicles within the fourth quarter, the packaged meals maker’s high boss Ramon Laguarta mentioned in a interview to CNBC on Monday.
The maker of Mountain Dew soda and Doritos chips in December 2017 reserved 100 of Tesla’s electrical semi vehicles because it sought to scale back gas prices and fleet emissions.
Transportation accounts for 10% of PepsiCo’s fuel emissions, in keeping with Laguarta. The corporate had beforehand mentioned it goals to make use of the vehicles to ship snack meals and drinks between manufacturing and distribution facilities in addition to to retailers.
PepsiCo and Tesla didn’t instantly reply to Reuters requests for feedback. Walmart Inc, fleet operator J.B. Hunt Transport Providers Inc, and meals distributor Sysco Corp have additionally positioned orders for Tesla’s semi-trucks.
Final month, rental automobile agency Hertz mentioned it might order 100,000 Tesla automobiles by the tip of 2022.