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News Item: Tesla to deliver 1st electric semis to PepsiCo in December

PepsiCo said Friday it would receive its first Tesla semi-trucks December 1, a vehicle Elon Musk has said can travel 500 miles on a single charge.

The trucks will support the soda company’s Sacramento, California beverage plant and its Modesto, California factory for the Frito-Lay snack brand, according to Pepsi.

A Pepsi spokeswoman declined to say how many Tesla trucks will be delivered, saying in an email “we will provide more details once we have taken delivery.”

Musk announced the planned December 1 delivery in a Twitter post Thursday night, calling the truck “super fun to drive.”

He first announced the vehicle in 2017, targeting production two years later. But the timeframe has been pushed back several times amid supply chain problems.