Sysco, one of the largest food deliverers in the world, placed an order for 50 Tesla Semi trucks to help green up its fleet of over 7,000 trucks.
It's one of the biggest reservations for the Tesla truck so far.
Fortigo Freight Services in Canada will also test the Tesla Semi.
Elon tweeteth, the world taketh note.
Electric trucks, including the Tesla Semi, are inevitable and welcome. But questions remain about this particular implementation.
From supercharged V8s to fancy electric motors and lithium ion batteries, last week was all about power.
Tesla surprises everyone with drawings of a Tesla pickup truck that looks like a mini Tesla semi.
Tesla promises lower operating costs from its electric big rig.
Tesla moves beyond passenger vehicles to the electrification of freight transport.
"It is somewhat unclear why the company needs another major initiative ... on its already full plate."
In response to a Tesla customer asking if he would get his car delivered this year, Musk tweeted, "December will be a big month, so probably, but it is impossible to be certain right now."
That's the low end of the long-haul range but might be a successful niche market