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Tuesday, 16 November 2021 11:53

Tesla Semi New Prototype Working Alongside Giga Nevada’s Regular Fleet

Written by Maria Merano, Teslarati
Twitter user @SawyerMerritt said a source sent him this photo Nov. 15 of a Tesla Semi at the Giga Nevada production building offloading a trailer. The white Semi looks to be the latest prototype design. Twitter user @SawyerMerritt said a source sent him this photo Nov. 15 of a Tesla Semi at the Giga Nevada production building offloading a trailer. The white Semi looks to be the latest prototype design. Sawyer Merritt/Twitter

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...moving forward at a steady pace. Earlier in November, PepsiCo CEO Ramon Laguarta said his company is looking forward to taking deliveries of its first Tesla Semis this quarter.

 

This may seem surprising, but PepsiCo did say earlier this year it was expecting about 15 Tesla Semi units to be delivered by the end of 2021. This small number seems feasible for Tesla, especially if PepsiCo is willing to help the company refine and test the vehicle in real-world conditions.

 

The buildout of a Megacharger at the Giga Nevada site is also a substantial step in the Semi’s development. Megachargers are key to making the Semi competitive against fossil fuel-powered trucks, and over the past few years, there have been relatively few reports of Tesla building any of the Class 8 vehicle’s charging stations. This changed this year, as Tesla started work on its first Megachargers at Gigafactory Nevada.

 

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