Can the Tesla Semi pass the Pepsi Challenge?

Elon Musk's electric semi-truck takes first place in the Pepsi Challenge.

Tesla may not even be aware of the number of Semis it will build and deliver this year,

but at least we know to whom they are headed: PepsiCo.

Musk predicted that production will rise to roughly 50,000 units annually by 2024

which should be enough to place Tesla in the Top 3 for trucking marketshare

that year, during Tesla's earnings call on October 19.

If the goal is to deploy functional units that address practical, everyday trucking concerns

 Tesla can lead some important improvements in electric transportation.