One of the Pepsi Tesla Semi Trucks was driven for 1076 Miles in one day. This was on the 17th day when the three trucks had over 2600 miles of combined driving in one day. This shows that Tesla Semis can have multiple fast chargings in one day to give 240% of the trucks range when using more than one driver.
The number of 600-1076 mile range days from multiple trucks driving at about the 80,000 lb combined weight of truck, trailer and payload can perform regional truck delivery duties. 15-30% of the use cases for US Semi trucks can be handled. Electric truck depots able to handle up to 50 Semi regional trucks can be supported. Electric Semi trucks can replace 15-30% of Semi trucks with substantially lower fuel costs that are equivalent to $1.70 per gallon fuel prices. The daily range would be 60-120 gallons of fuel per day for 8-10 mpg trucks. The fuel savings would be $180-500 per day.
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