Would-Be Tesla Semi Rival Thor Gets Rolling With Electric UPS Trucks

Thor Trucks, a young Los Angeles startup that began showing off its battery-powered Class-8 commercial rig around the time Elon Musk unveiled Tesla’s futuristic semi, snagged an initial deal to create a pair of electric delivery trucks for UPS.

The Atlanta-based shipping giant wants to deploy and start testing the medium-duty Class-6 Thor trucks this year around Los Angeles that go about 100 miles per charge, which takes an hour, the company said. If UPS likes how they perform, it has an option to add more to its massive fleet.