Tesla has put forward a plan to develop nine electric semi-truck charging stations in the middle of California and Texas. It also came to notice by some sources that Tesla is working on producing the Tesla Semi electric truck. The company develop it in limited numbers for a few customers as well as for its own operations. Therefore achieving this, substantially limits the need for charging stations specially for electric semi-trucks.
At the same time, the automakers have installed a few at their customer’s distribution centers alongside their own facilities, including Gigafactory Nevada. On the other hand, Tesla also placed mobile Megachargers at some target places.
Now Tesla is inspecting in order to build permanent Megachargers as committed by them at the time of unveiling the Tesla Semi in 2017.
Tesla to build nine Megachargers
As reported by Bloomberg that Tesla has submitted a plan in order to build nine Megachargers between California and Texas. While through a request for $97 million in federal funding in order to help create the first network of electric truck charging stations in the US. Tesla would come up with $24 million for the project.
In addition to this, each charging station is packed with eight Megachargers. Each of it having a capacity of 750 kW. While the four chargers are designed with respect to other electric trucks. It includes the Megawatt Charging Standard.
It appears that the way the route is plotted is intended to support transport between Tesla’s Fremont factory. Also its forthcoming factory in Monterrey, Mexico, it seems that it assists with transport between Tesla’s operations in California and Texas, and Texas and Mexico.
The federal government is predicted to announce which projects will get the grants later this year. However, it’s quite unclear if Tesla plans to proceed with the semi-truck charging network without the grants.