Tesla Semi: the charging areas for Elon Musk’s electric truck will consume the equivalent of a small town!

News JVTech Tesla Semi: the charging areas for Elon Musk’s electric truck will consume the equivalent of a small town!

A few days before the official launch of its very first electric truck, the “Semi”, Tesla must face a new controversy concerning the electrical consumption of the charging areas of these titanic vehicles while the entire planet is in the grip of significant restrictions. .

The very first Tesla Semi electric truck will be delivered and put on the road in California on December 1

It’s a real event that we expect on Thursday, December 1 with the delivery of the very first electric trucks so dear to Elon Musk, we are obviously talking about the famous Tesla Semi.

Announced in 2017, it took more than 5 years for engineers at Tesla to design and set up what looks like a small revolution in the world of road transport.

For the record, it is the PepsiCo company (Pepsi, 7 Up, Tropicana, Lipton Ice Tea, Lay’s, Benenuts, Doritos or Sodastream) which will inaugurate the first Tesla Semis on the roads of California. 5 vehicles should be delivered to the company on December 1 and 15 in total by the end of the year (out of 100 ordered).

Tesla then plans to deliver 5 vehicles per week and gradually increase production during 2023 to reach 50,000 vehicles per year in 2024. (only for the North American market!) while ensuring the release of the highly anticipated Cybertruck. Another big year ahead for Tesla and Elon Musk.

Elon Musk’s excessive ambition is very clear: become the world leader in road transportwhile waiting for competitors Mercedes and Volvo Trucks, which should also launch their first electric models soon.

Tesla Semi an extraordinary electric truck with a range of 800 km

In fact, apart from two or three details (such as autonomy or price), nothing has really filtered through the characteristics of the Tesla Semi to the general public. This is why the American firm has decided to return to its pre-COVID habits and to organize a major launch event reserved for shareholders (1 share is enough to participate!) from its Gigafactory in Nevada. This will be an opportunity to reveal to everyone, all the characteristics of the future terror of the roads.

No less than two screens will be present in the cabin of the Semi

For the moment, what we know is that the Tesla Semi is a class 8 truck (+ than 15 tons), that it will be available in 2 versions (480 and 800 kilometers of autonomy) and that its consumption is estimated at 1.25 kW per kilometer. IIt will be equipped with three motors allowing it to go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 25 seconds.

The starting price displayed is $150,000 for the 480 km range model and $180,000 for the 800 km range model. Finally, they should be able to recharge from about 80% in just 30 minutes in the new areas called “Megachargers”.

Megacharger pads will consume the equivalent of a small US town

After the Supercharger stations, Tesla should therefore inaugurate the so-called Megacharger areas, covered with huge photovoltaic panels and capable of accommodating Tesla Semi trucks.

The concern is that to be able to provide the energy necessary for the proper supply of these road giants, the National Grid Plc, the manager of the British transport network, has done its little calculations and the figures put forward are very scary. …

By 2035, a Tesla Semi charging station should consume the equivalent of a small American town. To a lesser extent, charging stations equipped with V4 or even V5 Superchargers will consume the equivalent of a football stadium by 2030.

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