Anheuser-Busch reserves a fleet of Tesla Semi trucks to ship Budweiser
Tesla’s Semi has a famous new customer: Budweiser.
Anheuser-Busch, which makes the über patriotic lager, just announced it had reserved 40 of Elon Musk’s all-electric big rigs. So it looks like the company’s famous Clydesdales will have to make some extra room in the stables for the all-electric trucks.
The company claims the order is one of the largest placed for the trucks since reservations were opened on Nov. 17, when Musk unveiled the design. The all-electric fleet is meant to help Anheuser-Busch in its efforts to cut its carbon footprint by 30 percent by 2025.
Anheuser-Busch joins other corporate clients like Walmart and J.B. Hunt, which were among the first to announce their orders. Jalopnik compiled a more complete list of companies that have declared reservations of the $150,000 rigs. More will likely come before production is slated to begin in 2019.
Tesla isn’t the only advanced freight solution that could transport Budweiser in the future. In its announcement the company also mentioned futuristic truck companies Nikola and Otto, and highlighted its part in the Oct. 2016 trip that saw 2,000 cases of Budweiser shipped in one of Otto’s self-driving trucks.