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Tesla Megacharger Station, for Tesla’s Semi trucks and Cybertruck pickups?

Tesla Megacharger Station

Tesla is charging ahead with their charging infrastructure. The EV automaker recently plopped down a new Megacharger station near Baker, California, according to intrepid Tesla observer @RodneyaKent. This beefy station will juice up Tesla’s future lineup of heavy-duty vehicles like the Semi truck and Cybertruck.

The Megacharger takes Tesla’s charging tech to the next level with truck-sized square plugs that look straight outta Star Trek. Situated on Highway 15 connecting Los Angeles and Las Vegas, the station seems strategically placed to serve as a charging hub for long hauls.

While Tesla is still mum on the nitty gritty details, reports suggest the Megacharger will pump out power 60% faster than the current 250 kW V3 Superchargers, V4 Superchargers are only rated at 350 kW (Tesla Unveils Next-Gen V4 Superchargers with Faster Charging and Credit Card Readers). That’s some serious mega-wattage clearly aimed at electrifying the huge batteries needed for big rigs.

Tesla Megacharger Station

But here’s the kicker – the Megacharger may also be compatible with the Cybertruck. During the recent Semi delivery event, Elon Musk and Tesla’s Dan Priestley let slip that a megawatt charger was in development for both the Semi and Cybertruck. Since the Cybertruck will come with the North American Charging Standard (NACS) for consumer EVs, Tesla may release an adapter to connect the radical pickup to the Megacharger network.

This potential backwards compatibility gives the Cybertruck a leg up over the Ford F-150 Lightning and Rivian R1T whose 400 kW fast charging still lags behind what Tesla’s cooking up. As more Megacharger waypoints get planted across key routes, Tesla seems poised to dominate the electric truck charging scene.

So keep your eyes peeled for more sightings of these charging beasts in the wild. Where Tesla decides to drop the next one could offer major hints about their plans for the Cybertruck. This charging tech could be the secret sauce that makes the sci-fi stainless steel pickup a hard proposition for truck buyers to ignore.

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