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Tesla founder Elon Musk has announced that PepsiCo will be the first recipient of his company’s electric semi-trucks, which should finally begin production after long delays.

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Musk tweeted Thursday that the battery-powered Class 8 trucks, which have a range of 500 miles and are “a lot of fun to drive,” will arrive Dec. 1.

The trucks are expected to reduce fuel costs and overall fleet emissions for the company.

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The announcement comes during a busy week for Musk, who is also the CEO of SpaceX and is in the process of being acquired by Twitter.


Tesla originally intended to start production of electric semi-trucks in 2019, but they have been repeatedly delayed due to a lack of parts, Reuters reports.

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The truck is expected to cost $180,000. However, he will qualify for a congressional tax credit of up to $40,000.

Musk did not say how many trucks would be delivered, although PepsiCo had previously reserved 100 of them.