(Reuters) - Budweiser beer maker Anheuser-Busch has reserved 40 of Tesla Inc's
It was likely the largest publicly announced order Tesla has received for its electric trucks, which are scheduled to be in production by 2019.
"At Anheuser-Busch, we are constantly seeking new ways to make our supply chain more sustainable, efficient, and innovative," said James Sembrot, senior director of logistics strategy. "This investment in Tesla semi-trucks helps us achieve these goals while improving road safety and lowering our environmental impact."
The U.S. subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev NV
A range of trucking, grocery, and retail companies have reserved at least 116 Tesla Semi trucks, according to a Reuters tally, including Anheuser-Busch's 40.
The Wall Street Journal first reported Anheuser-Busch's Tesla truck orders.
Last month, Tesla received orders for its electric trucks from high-profile companies such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc
Germany-based Deutsche Post AG's
Tesla declined to comment.
(Reporting by Laharee Chatterjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernard Orr and Jonathan Oatis)