Tesla Megachargers

Energy Needed To Charge Tesla Semi Could Power 3,200 UK Homes For 1 Hour, Analyst…

John Feddersen is the director of Aurora Energy Research, an international market intelligence and research agency. He told the Financial Times recently that the power needed to recharge one Tesla Semi in 30 minutes, as touted by Elon Musk at the introduction of the electric Class 8 truck on November 16, would power up to 3,200 typical UK homes for one hour. His calculations are based on hauling a fully loaded cargo trailer for 500 miles — the maximum range of the Tesla Semi according to Musk, a task he says would consume 1600 kilowatt-hours of electricity.

Tesla Semi — 8 Charger Holes, 800 kWh Battery? Tesla Megacharger — 1.6 Megawatts?

KManAuto is a well known chronicler of everything Tesla on his popular YouTube channel. He was on hand at the Tesla Semi extravaganza yesterday (along with our own Kyle Field) and shot some video that includes a first look at the charging port for Tesla’s groundbreaking Class 8 heavy hauler. What he found was that it has room for an 8 pin connector — four times as many as the normal Tesla Supercharger uses for its passenger cars.