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Walmart, J.B. Hunt, Loblaws, Meijer, Onboard with Preorders for…

Despite there being no official pricing information available to date, Walmart, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, retailer Meijer Inc, and Canadian grocery giant Loblaws have all placed orders for Tesla’s new heavy-duty all electric transport semi-trucks.

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FedEx and UPS rival DHL says it will order 10 Tesla Semis, the company's first battery-powered heavy-duty truck, also Fortigo Freight Services, one of Canada's largest fleet management companies, said they have pre-ordered the Tesla electric truck to test on limited routes, more than 200 orders have been placed by various companies to date. (November 28, 2017)

Despite there being no official pricing information available to date, Walmart, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, retailer Meijer Inc, and Canadian grocery giant Loblaws have all placed orders for Tesla’s new heavy-duty all electric transport semi-trucks. (November 19, 2017)

In this report, the International Council on Clean Transportation, ICCT, assess zero-emission heavy-duty vehicle technology to support decarbonization of the freight sector and compare the evolution of heavy-duty diesel, diesel hybrid, natural gas, fuel cell, and battery electric technologies in the 2025–2030 timeframe. (November 18, 2017)

Elon Musk finally showed off Tesla's new all-electric semi-truck design yesterday, aptly named the ‘Tesla Semi’ and the Class 8 vehicle will have 500 miles of range and is more aerodynamic than a Bugatti Chiron supercar. (November 17, 2017)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has turned on the publicity machine announcing on Twitter that tomorrow's Tesla Semi unveiling will be live streamed and will “blow your mind” and not just any blow your mind, but in epic proportions that will send it “clear out of your skull and into an alternate dimension.” (November 15, 2017)

Cummins unveiled a revolutionary new all-electric powertrain in a demonstrator truck to the media yesterday, a few weeks ahead of Tesla's planned revealing of its own electric "semi" truck. (August 30, 2017)

Tesla's forthcoming long-haul, electric semi-truck will offer a self-driving mode and move in "platoons" that automatically follow a lead vehicle, Tesla and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles are in discussions to begin testing a prototype. (August 10, 2017)

Unless Musk and Tesla has a radical bit of battery technology squirreled away, even he may not be able to deliver a long-haul truck capable of displacing the diesel burners roaming America’s highways. (June 02, 2017)

Over the past several months, workers at Tesla became increasingly aware of the potential safety hazards at the company’s flagship vehicle plant in Fremont, California, and in April, workers first requested copies of the OSHA Form 300, the log of work-related injuries and illnesses that companies are required by law to make available to their employees. (May 24, 2017)

A new report obtained by "CBS This Morning" shows the number of recordable injuries in 2015 at Tesla's factory in Fremont, California, was 31 percent higher than the industry average, and the rate of serious injuries was about double the industry rate. (May 24, 2017)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed today that the company plans to unveiled its all-electric semi truck, called ‘Tesla Semi’, in September. (April 13, 2017)

The market value of Tesla, the high-end electric car manufacturer, has surpassed that of American automotive giants like Ford and General Motors, both of which sell millions more cars than Tesla does - James B. Stewart of The New York Times joins William Brangham to discuss Tesla’s brand allure and the state of today’s auto industry. (April 11, 2017)

Silicon Valley took the lead over the weekend in corporate resistance to President Donald Trump's clampdown on immigration, financing legal opposition, criticizing the plan, as well as helping employees ensnared by his executive order. (January 30, 2017)

Tesla Motors has begun pumping out battery cells at its mushrooming Gigafactory just east of Reno, Nevada. (January 04, 2017)

The island of Ta'u in American Samoa, 4,000 miles from the U.S. West Coast, now has a solar power and battery storage microgrid with 1.4 megawatts of solar generation capacity and six megawatt hours of battery storage from 60 Tesla Powerpacks. (November 29, 2016)










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