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Mexican city pre-orders 15 Tesla garbage trucks

07-12-2019 10:00
Tesla has already collected over 250,000 pre-orders for its newest Cybertruck pickup, but the call that came from the city of Ciudad Valles, Mexico, was one of the more interesting.

Tesla has already collected over 250,000 pre-orders for its newest Cybertruck pickup, but the call that came from the city of Ciudad Valles, Mexico, was one of the more interesting.

Apparently, city mayor Adrian Esper Cardenas made a 1,500 USD deposit from his personal wallet to ensure that the city gets brand-new 15 EVs as soon as the production rates allow. What is interesting is the reasoning behind the order. Apparently, most of the trucks will be used for… garbage disposal.

Of the 15 vehicles pre-booked, 10 are dual-motor and 5 are triple-motor, which means the city will be paying around 850,000 USD for the order once it arrives. Despite this, Cardenas calls the decision strategically efficient: with double the carrying capacity of a normal truck, the Cybertruck makes for an ideal waste container. On wheels.

He added that, according to his own calculations, the local budget would be able to save up to a million USD on fuel alone within the first year of using the EVs. The local police will also get a few Cybertrucks to try out.

Tesla says the shipments will not begin until at least late 2021.



Editor Andrew Raspopov
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