Tesla Unveils Mobile Megacharger for Semi Trucks in Las Vegas

Key Points

  • 💡 Tesla introduced a mobile Megacharger in Las Vegas, later packed up and moved.
  • 💡 The Megacharger is designed for the Tesla Semi, offering a 750 kW charging rate.
  • 💡 It’s not widely available, mainly used by PepsiCo. and Frito-Lay in western U.S.
  • 💡 Tesla previously used mobile Superchargers for extra charging stalls.
  • 💡 Tesla sought $100 million in U.S. government funding for a corridor of Megachargers.

A Megacharger was unveiled by Tesla in Las Vegas, but it was soon apparent that it was a mobile version as the unit was swiftly packed up and relocated.

Designed exclusively for the Tesla Semi, the Megacharger boasts a remarkable 750 kW charging rate tailored for the Class 8 all-electric truck.

The Megacharger is not a widely available charging unit as the product is currently confined to various areas in the western portion of the United States. It is used by PepsiCo. and Frito-Lay at their distribution plants in Northern California.

Last week, we covered PepsiCo. and their use of the Semi, as well as how their Megacharger setup at their plant in Sacramento, has complemented their business.

It appears Tesla is using a mobile Megacharger unit, and it briefly appeared in Las Vegas sometime yesterday:

Just a few hours after it was first spotted, it was packed and moved:

In the past, Tesla has used mobile Superchargers to add more charging stalls at certain locations. They were first used in November 2019 near San Luis Obispo, California.

Last week, it was reported by Bloomberg that Tesla was seeking nearly $100 million in funding from the U.S. government to build a corridor of Megachargers from California to Texas.

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