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Wednesday, 13 October 2021 17:37

Tesla Semi Megacharger Site Reportedly Under Construction at Giga Nevada

Written by Maria Merano, Teslarati
Tesla Semi Megacharger Site Reportedly Under Construction at Giga Nevada Sawyer Merritt/Twitter

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Tesla Gigafactory Nevada is building a Semi Megacharger site on its grounds, suggesting the pre-production of Tesla’s Class-8 truck may be underway in the coming months.

According to a source familiar with the matter, the Semi Megacharger site at Giga Nevada has been under construction for three months, meaning work on the Megacharger site probably started sometime in the summer. A look at the reported Megacharger site shows the charging spaces seem to be designed for large vehicles as well.

 

The Megacharger site strongly suggests Tesla is moving forward with the Semi’s production. The Tesla Semi has been delayed for about two years already. However, rumors started spreading earlier this year production for the electric Class-8 truck would be moving forward.

 

In March, Tesla posted multiple job openings related to the Semi. Also, an employee working at one of Tesla’s suppliers said the EV automaker was working on components for the Semi in a lab usually used for production and prototype parts.

 

Tesla Semi production was initially scheduled to start in 2019 but was later moved to 2020. However, the pandemic has affected several industries, including several automakers, and Tesla was not immune. CEO Elon Musk has been vocal about the supply chain challenges Tesla faced this year.

 

In Q1, Musk said Model S Plaid production was delayed because of supply chain challenges. And just recently, at the 2021 Shareholders Meeting, Musk talked about...


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