Tesla will be delivering 15 pre-production Semis to Pepsi for testing by end of Jan at Pepsi’s Modesto CA FritoLay facility. The TSLA Semis were built in Giga Nevada and will use new 4680 cells. Pepsi is installing several Megachargers at the facility.
I believe the 4680 battery cells for the Tesla Semi production are coming from the Kato road facility. There’s a prototype line there that’s been stockpiling them for a while now.
According to Drive Tesla to prepare for the Tesla Semis’ arrival, Tesla has reportedly started installing several Megachargers at PepsiCo’s Modesto, California facility. “Images shared with EV publication Drive Tesla indicated that the Semi’s Megachargers are connected to a Megapack battery. The power output of the Megachargers was reported to be a whopping 1.5 MW as well, which should allow the Tesla Semi to recharge its massive battery pack fairly quickly. Interestingly enough, previous estimates suggested that the Semi’s Megachargers would have peak rates of about 1 MW,” reports Teslarati.
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