Anheuser-busch pre-ordered 40 electric Tesla Semis for use in short-distance deliveries from the brewery to wholesalers and has partnered with Nikola to develop hydrogenpowered long-haul technology.
Anheuser-busch spends about R1,5 billion on fuel each year, which includes fuel for its dedicated fleets and long-haul transportation by private carriers that move beer between breweries and wholesalers.
Each year, trucks transporting Anheuser-busch product travel enough road to circle the Earth 18 000 times.
The 40 Tesla trucks will be part of a 750truck fleet that transports beer from AnheuserBusch’s breweries directly to wholesalers.
On any given day, if you took each of AnheuserBusch’s truck trailers en route to customers and lined them up one directly in front of the other, the line would stretch 80 km.
According to Tesla’s estimates, AnheuserBusch could expect to save R100 million on fuel by using the 40 electric Tesla Semis.