TCI Transportation places order for 50 Tesla electric Semi Trucks
Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors has received one of the biggest orders thus far for its electric Semi truck --- 50 units of the truck have been ordered by TCI Transportation, a leading truck renting and leasing company in California.
TCI Transportation operates a fleet of vehicles which comprise more than 2,000 trucks, tractors and trailers. These vehicles are rented or leased by the company to customers.
The 50 Tesla Semi truck order placed by TCI Transportation comes after some other big orders already bagged by Tesla Motors, including UPS’ order of 125 units of Tesla Semi; an order of 50 units of the truck from Bee’ah; and FedEx’s order of 20 units.
The Tesla Semi was unveiled last week. While introducing the Semi Truck, Tesla said that the truck will be available in two versions --- one with a 300-mile range, priced at $150,000; and the other with a 500-mile range, priced at $180,000. Besides these two versions, there will also be a ‘Founders Series’ version of the truck, which will cost $200,000. The production of the Semi truck will be commenced by Tesla in 2019.
In accordance with the pricing details shared by Tesla for its electric Semi truck, the total worth of the order of 50 trucks from TCI Transportation will be between $7.5 million and $9 million.
German automaker BMW has recently revealed that the total number of company’s i3 electric cars sold in the UK has touched ‘10,000 units’ milestone.
According to an Automotive News report, German automaker BMW plans to discontinue its i3 all-electric compact car and i8 plug-in hybrid sports car ahead of introducing its next-generation electric vehicles (EVs).
According to a Reuters report, Germany’s new Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said in a recent interview with the Funke Mediengruppe newspaper chain that all possible measures should be taken by the country to avoid the imposition of ban on diesel car
According to a recently published Reuters report, German automaker BMW -- which sold more than 100,000 battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars in 2017 -- does not plan to commence mass production of electric cars before 2020.
Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors has issued a voluntary recall of 123,000 units of its Model S electric cars, owing to a defect in a power steering bolt.
German automaker BMW has recently announced that it will be presenting a series of new all-electric vehicles this year. The announcement was made by BMW’s CEO Harald Krüger at the company’s recently-held Annual Accounts Press Conference 2018.