US brewer Anheuser-Busch has placed an order with automaker Tesla for 40 semi-trucks as part of a company wide strategy to reduce its operational carbon footprint.

With an aim to reach 30% reductions by 2025, Anheuser-Busch will integrate the pre-ordered trucks into its distribution network.

The vehicles are fully electric-powered and equipped with autonomous driving capabilities. They are also expected to help increase driver safety.

‎Anheuser-Busch logistics strategy senior director James Sembrot said: “At Anheuser-Busch, we are constantly seeking new ways to make our supply chain more sustainable, efficient, and innovative.

“The vehicles are fully electric-powered and equipped with autonomous driving capabilities.”

“This investment in Tesla semi-trucks helps us achieve these goals while improving road safety and lowering our environmental impact.

“We can’t wait to get these trucks on the road, and keep leading our industry forward to a greener, smarter future in partnership with some of the world’s most innovative companies.

“The transportation industry is evolving fast, and we’re really excited to play a leadership role in driving this evolution by integrating these new technologies across our network.”

Anheuser-Busch has also collaborated with Nikola to develop and implement hydrogen-powered engines within its network. In addition, a partnership with Otto and Uber Freight will test autonomous driving technology.