12 Sep Walmart Canada orders 30 more Tesla Semi Trucks as part of their 100% electrified transportation plan
Sep 12, 2018 | by Iqtidar Ali
Walmart show their commitment to a sustainable future by ordering another batch of 30 Tesla Semi trucks last week — this takes the total number of Tesla Semi trucks ordered by the retailer to 40.
Walmart Canada aims to transition to 100% environment-friendly transportation methods by 2028 — the company announced in a recent press release.
The largest US retailer is on a path of electrifying 20% of their Canadian transport operations to electric by the year 2020 and Tesla Semi trucks are a major part of this shift to sustainability.
The first 20 trucks will be part of Walmart Canada’s fleet base in Mississauga, Ontario and the rest of the 20 trucks will be assigned to the Surrey, British Columbia sustainable fulfillment centre, which is set to open in 2022.
Walmart’s commitment to a sustainable future shows in the press release, this is what they commit;
We are always looking for innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment and lead the industry in the drive for sustainable change,” said John Bayliss, senior vice-president, logistics and supply chain, Walmart Canada. “By converting 20 per cent of our fleet to electric vehicles by 2022 and committing to alternative power for all fleet vehicles by 2028, we are putting safety, innovation and sustainability at the forefront of our logistics network.
Elon Musk announced that they have around 2,000 Semi Truck reservations at the 2018 Tesla Shareholder Meeting.
Recently a few videos by Tesla enthusiasts allowed us to learn that the electric semi truck has currently 26 cameras and there’s a ‘sleeper’ feature in the works as well. Another interesting video also shows us the whole Tesla Semi cabin from the inside for the first time.