UPS Claims 125 Tesla Electric Semi-Trucks, Biggest Pre-Order So Far

UPS has nailed the largest Tesla Semi pre-order yet, with 125 reservations.

On Tuesday, the United Parcel Service announced its pre-order to build on its existing fleet of mail delivery vehicles.

"For more than a century, UPS has led the industry in testing and implementing new technologies for more efficient fleet operations. We look forward to expanding further our commitment to fleet excellence with Tesla," said Juan Perez, chief information, and engineering officer. "These groundbreaking electric tractors are poised to usher in a new era in improved safety, reduced environmental impact, and reduced cost of ownership."

With 125 semis, the total order price is expected to fly upwards of $25 million, at $200,000 each.

At the moment, UPS and Tesla are working to put through data in helping it determine and optimize its real-world routes, with Tesla supporting ongoing education on its charging infrastructure.

The electric car/truck market is slowly coming to form, with a slew of players from startups to established brands jockeying for position. This lineup includes Cummins' 100-mile range Urban Hauler, Daimler's 21-mile range E-Fusion Vision One, and Thor Truck's 300-mile range ET One, started by two 25-year-old entrepreneurs with a growing team of former BYD Motors and Faraday Future engineers.