During the introduction of Tesla's electric trailers, there was another interesting product that showed up on the screen. They call it the'Tesla Semi Truck'. A lot of attention has gone to those Semi trucks as Walmart already announced to preorder 15 of these. We suspect that the deal was already closed before the big unveiling of the truck. "We have a long history of testing new technology - including alternative-fuel trucks - and we are excited to be among the first to pilot this new heavy-duty electric vehicle", they said in their official statement.
This is extraordinary news, but something we'll still have to wait for as it's set to go into production in 2019. While it's still some years away from driving on our highways, along with Walmart, J.B. Hunt Transport Services also announced reserving several Tesla trucks with the following statement, "We believe electric trucks will be most beneficial on local and dray routes, and we look forward to utilizing this new, sustainable technology," John Roberts, president and CEO. After this announcement was made public, Tesla's shares went up 4.5 percent.
Stay tuned for more information!