The location is obviously the world's first Megacharging station at the Tesla Gigafactory 1 in Nevada, which we can see in the latest drone flyover video. According to unofficial reports, the Semi should be able to charge at up to 1.5 MW at such a station.
The company reportedly produces the first Semis at a new facility, located a mile from the main Gigafactory 1. A few vehicles were seen driving around the facility.
The manufacturer remains silent about the Tesla Semi progress in its Q4 2021 financial report, although it's expected that a limited number of vehicles will be deployed later this year. The vehicle status is "in development" and the final production site has not been confirmed.
Earlier this month, we reported about the Frito-Lay’s facility in Modesto, California, which is getting a few Tesla Megachargers. PepsiCo expected to receive the first Tesla Semi by the end of 2021, but it didn't happen. The installation of Megachargers suggests that at least a pilot deployment is near.
Gallery: Tesla Semi
Tesla Semi initial specs:
- Range – 300 or 500 miles (483 or 804 km)
- Energy Consumption – Less than 2 kWh/mile
- Acceleration 0-60 mph with 80,000 lbs load – 20 sec
- Speed up a 5% Grade – 60 mph
- Powertrain – 4 Independent Motors on Rear Axles
- Fuel Savings – $200,000+
- Expected Base Price (300 mile range) – $150,000
- Expected Base Price (500 mile range) – $180,000
- Base Reservation – $20,000
- Expected Founders Series Price – $200,000
- Founders Series Reservation – $200,000
* Prices displayed in USD. International pricing will vary.