Tesla has announced that they have received an order for 150 of their electric Semi trucks from Pride Group Enterprises (PGE), with the option to increase this to 500 trucks in the future. Sam Johal, Pride Group Enterprises CEO, announced that the company has placed a deposit to secure the initial units.
PGE is a privately held, diversified company with 12 locations in the US and Canada, and the company and its affiliates are members of NationaLease, one of the largest full-service truck leasing organisations in North America. It operates businesses in equipment rental, leasing, logistics and sales, and the company has plans to deploy these assets across all business divisions.
To support the arrival of the all-electric Class 8 Tesla Semi trucks, PGE is already investing in the necessary infrastructure for parking, charging and full maintenance at all of its locations. The company has dedicated significant resources over recent years to understand the technology, infrastructure and capital requirements to make electric trucks a success within its existing network.
Sam Johal, Pride Group Enterprises CEO, said: ”With support from one of our long-term financial partners, Hitachi Capital, we are very excited to bring this innovative product to our strong customer base, helping forge a new path in clean transportation.
“We believe that electrification is the way of the future as we work together across multiple industries to reduce our carbon footprint. As well, we have the option to increase our order as we gauge customer acceptance of this new technology.”