DETROIT – Your drink could shortly be delivered in a Tesla.
Brewer Anheuser-Busch (BUD), which owns Budweiser and other brands, has placed an sequence for 40 all-electric Tesla Semis.
Anheuser-Busch says it’s one of the largest orders Tesla (TSLA) has perceived for the truck, but Tesla isn’t confirming.
Tesla unveiled the Semi last month, with CEO Elon Musk observant the car can transport 500 miles on an electric charge even with an 80,000-pound load. Production will start in 2019. Customers can put down a $5,000 deposition to haven one.
The truck will have Tesla’s Autopilot system, which can say a set speed and delayed down automatically in traffic. It also has a complement that automatically keeps the car in its lane. Tesla says semis also will be means to transport in a convoy, autonomously following any other.
Anheuser-Busch says the Tesla Semis would be partial of a 750-truck U.S. swift that transports products from breweries to wholesalers. The trucks will help the Belgium-based company meet its idea of shortening global CO emissions by 30 percent in 2025.