Run On Less — Electric DEPOT

Participant Profiles

PepsiCo Sacramento, California

With roots dating back to 1898, PepsiCo Beverages North America is one of the largest beverage companies in North America today, generating more than $86 billion in net revenue in 2022, driven by a complementary beverage and convenient foods portfolio that includes Lay’s, Doritos, Cheetos, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, Quaker and SodaStream. PepsiCo’s product portfolio includes a wide range of foods and beverages, including many iconic brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

Pepsi is deploying Tesla Semis at its Sacramento, CA location in long-haul applications with heavy loads. Trip distances are up to 450 miles on a single charge.

Driver 1

  • Name Rhianna Castro
  • Year Driving 21 Years

Driver 2

  • Name Hernesto Sandoval
  • Years Driving 13 Years

Driver 3

  • Name Casey Thijon
  • Years Driving 25 Years


  • Truck Class Class 8
  • Type Heavy-duty Tractor
  • OEM Tesla
  • Model Semi
  • Production Level In Series Production
  • Estimated Range 500 Miles
  • Components Separate Torque and Efficiency Drive Axles


  • Parking Configuration Back-in
  • Utility Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
  • On-site Generation or Storage 1.2 MW solar with 2.4 MWh backup battery storage
  • Type of Charging Hardware Installed DC @ 750 kW
  • Quantity of Charging Hardware Four
  • Charging Hardware Manufacturer Tesla
  • Charging Management System Tesla fleet-oriented telematics tool for all assets
  • Other Unique Features Charging time is 45 minutes for 0-75% state of charge

Route 1

  • Route Type Long-haul transport between 250 and 450 miles per day
  • Goods Beverages
  • Payload Range Heavy, up to 82,000 lbs.

Route 2

  • Route Type Delivery, less than 75 miles per day
  • Goods Beverages
  • Payload Range Heavy leaving, diminishing load