Sysco Begins Process of Incorporating Fully-Electric Semi Tractors Into Fleet
Updated: Nov 4, 2018
Sysco Corporation, the leading global foodservice distribution company, announced yesterday at its Investor Day in New York, that the Company has placed a reservation for 50 of Tesla’s new fully-electric Semi tractors.
“We are excited to begin the process of incorporating alternative-fuel trucks into our fleet,” said Tom Bené, Sysco’s president and chief operating officer. “This reinforces Sysco’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility by reducing the environmental impact of our operations. In addition to the positive environmental impacts, we will also benefit from reduced fuel and maintenance costs and drive associate enthusiasm with the introduction of new and unique technology.”
Tesla’s Semi tractor will have up to 500 miles of range on a single charge, deliver a far better experience for drivers and significantly reduce the cost of cargo transport. Tesla will begin production in 2019.