The world’s biggest cigarette manufacturer is looking to sell electric cars.
The Wall Street Journal reports Wal-Mart, which has been heavily investing in electric vehicles for years, will launch a pilot program in Europe in 2018 that will provide incentives to buy electric vehicles.
The company says it is hoping to have 10,000 electric cars on the road by 2021, though it doesn’t offer a specific number.
The announcement came just two days after Tesla announced a $5 billion investment in the electric vehicle maker.
The WSJ reports that Wal-Marts intention is to sell “the world’s best-selling electric vehicle in 2019,” which will likely be the Model 3.
Wal-mart has already partnered with several automakers to make the Model S electric sedan, which is already in production in the U.S. and is expected to start shipping in 2019.
The plan is for the electric vehicles to be offered in the first half of 2020, and by the end of 2021.
The Journal reports that the program will also involve Wal-Mo’s “high-performance” fleet.
The news comes just a day after Tesla said it was adding 500 jobs to its staff.
Tesla announced plans to add 1,000 jobs to create “a world-class engineering and design team.”
The news also comes just two weeks after Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the company is currently hiring in excess of 50,000 engineers to build the Model X.