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Companies Race To Reserve Tesla Electric Semis, Ontario Offers $59,000 To Buyers Too

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When Elon Musk unveiled the Tesla Electric Semi truck recently, he rattled out many of the vehicle’s impressive features. It seems a lot of companies listened to these claims with enthusiasm as the list of corporations placing orders for the Semi is getting longer by the day. In fact, even governments are giving companies and individuals financial incentives to buy their own Tesla Semi.

A recently published article about companies that have placed orders for Tesla Semis by Forbes provides a decent idea as to how enthusiastically the world is taking to the concept of electric movers. What’s even more impressive, as the publication notes, is that the truck doesn’t even exist in any practical terms yet. The only one to have ever been presented was the demo version during the unveiling.

Among the companies that have jumped on the Tesla Semi train include Pepsi, UPS, DHL, Walmart, and Ryder. As of now, it’s difficult to tell just how many orders for the semi have been placed, but it stood at 400 at last count.

On that note, Tesla is not the only company in the electric trucking arena to have benefitted from the growing interest in the market either. Many other established companies and startups are seeing a rise in orders of vehicles or parts that allow for much cleaner transportation on a mass scale. All in all, it seems the electric transportation industry is doing quite well, particularly with governments offering incentives for those buying electric vehicles.

In Ontario, for example, buyers of the Tesla Semi are eligible to receive $59,000 in subsidies, Big Think recently reported. This is apparently part of the Green Commercial Vehicle Program by the biggest province in Canada, which is intended to increase adoption of green vehicles through rebates and other incentives.

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