The Tesla Semi Truck

Five years after Elon Musk first announced the Tesla Semi, it's finally hitting roads. CNBC visited Pepsi's Frito-Lay facility in Modesto, California, where it is using the new electric trucks, to see whether the Semis live up to the hype.

The Tesla Semi is an electric semi-truck developed by Tesla, an American electric vehicle and clean energy company. The Tesla Semi was first announced in November 2017, and the production was initially expected to begin in 2019.

The Tesla Semi is designed to be more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly than traditional diesel-powered semi-trucks. The truck is powered by an electric powertrain and has a range of up to 500 miles per charge, making it suitable for long-haul routes. The Tesla Semi is also equipped with advanced safety features such as collision avoidance and lane departure warning systems.

The Tesla Semi has a unique design that sets it apart from traditional semi-trucks. It has a sleek, aerodynamic body that helps reduce wind resistance and improve energy efficiency. The driver's seat is positioned in the center of the cabin, providing an unobstructed view of the road and improving driver visibility.