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Launch scheduled for Dec. 1, Tesla Semi truck stops to drain electricity in small-town America

The US grid is not ready for highway electric truck stops (image: Tesla)The US grid is not ready for highway electric truck stops (image: Tesla)
The US grid is not ready for highway electric truck parking (Image credit: Tesla)

A utility has calculated and warned that the U.S. grid will not be able to provide for all the coming Electricity provides charging power trucks, such as the Tesla Semi, which will be released on December 1st. The electrification of a typical gas station requires the power of a stadium, while the average truck stop requires the power of a small town.

Demand for electric vehicle charging is surging, especially for electric trucks such as the Tesla Semi Megawatts of charging demand will overwhelm the U.S. grid, warns utility National Grid Plc. Their numbers suggest that the electrification of just one average gas station would put as much stress on the grid as a sports stadium in 2030. On the other hand, by 2035, a full Tesla Semis or similar A typical truck stop for an electric drill will use as much electricity as a small American town, and a highway plaza will use as much electricity as an industrial plant by 2045 for trucks and stops. The question is not the quantity required, because even in the fast In the worst-case scenario of electrification, global electricity demand will only increase by 15% by 2040, depending on the speed and output required for charging. The Tesla Semi has a gross weight of 82,000 lbs (37,195 kg) With a range of 500 miles (804 km), its up to 1MWh battery can recover an estimated 70% of its capacity within 30 minutes of charging. Tesla hopes to solve the grid load problem by charging the Semi at its exclusive Solar-powered Megacharger stations. For example, one such Megacharger is being built at the Semi’s first customer, PepsiCo’s Modesto plant, and Tesla will hold a dedicated launch event on December 1 to celebrate the delivery of the first Semi trucks. However, like its supercharger and novelty North American charging standard Likewise, Tesla’s semi-truck Megachargers will have the appearance of a rival heavy-duty EV 3.75MW Megawatt Charging Standard (MCS), whose documentation is expected to be compiled by the respective certification bodies in 2024. Due to Volvo, BYD, Daimler, Toyota and many other long-distance cargo trucks Manufacturers will release electric rigs, and Tesla’s Megachargers may have to be used with MCS for truck stops, as their first 1MW station is said to be compatible with Tesla vehicles as well. The first 100 Tesla Semi trucks currently on order from PepsiCo will benefit from a Megacharger plaza built directly on the factory grounds. Get the Tesla Motors 24 Inch Cable Wall Connector on Amazon

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— Martin Viecha (@MartinViecha) November 11, 2022



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