Cover Photo: Decaying Gas Pumps in Los Alamos, California Tricia A. Mitchell

Californians are electrified about the news that more of Tesla’s battery-powered semi trucks will soon be on the road.

Supermarket chain Albertsons has agreed to purchase 10 new Tesla semis to add to its fleet in the region.

Each truck can cost as much as $200,000, creating a significant upfront cost for Albertsons. The company has over 1,400 semis in its fleet.

However, Tesla trucks can travel up to 800 kilometers on a single battery charge, potentially saving Albertsons $25,000 annually on fuel and maintenance for each semi.

The vehicles are highly automated and could be entirely self-driving in the near future.

For more on the recent announcement by Albertsons, check out the article in Supply Chain Dive.

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