Anheuser-Busch has officially placed an order for the upcoming Tesla Semi. The company joins a growing list of corporations who have pre-ordered the electrified semi-truck.
According to a press release from Anheuser-Busch, the company has formally ordered 40 Tesla Semi’s, which would be used to distribute beer in a more efficient way.
“At Anheuser-Busch, we are constantly seeking new ways to make our supply chain more sustainable, efficient, and innovative. This investment in Tesla semi-trucks helps us achieve these goals while improving road safety and lowering our environmental impact,” senior director of logistics strategy at Anheuser-Busch James Sembrot said.
This order does not come as much of a surprise. Anheuser-Busch has already publicly declared the company has a long-term goal of reducing its carbon footprint by 30 percent by 2025. Electrifying at least a portion of its extensive distribution network will be an imperative to achieving its carbon goal.
Deliveries of the Tesla Semi are expected to begin in 2019, assuming Tesla can hang on to its production goals this time. Once launched, the Semi will allow truckers to travel up to 500 miles per charge and carry up to 80,000 pounds of payload. In other words, it should be able to haul a lot of beer and you’ll be able to feel better about the environment while enjoying a Bud.