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Tesla Semi's Latest Makeshift Megacharger Suggests Major Battery Upgrade

•, By: Steven Loveday

Tesla unveiled its Semi back in 2017, and it has been spotted in the wild on numerous occasions. One of the main questions, when the Semi was seen crossing the country, was how was it going to charge? It couldn't possibly rely on a normal Supercharger, right?

Well, it sort of did. Tesla actually had to make a setup that would allow the Semi to pull from multiple Superchargers at the same time. In fact, people saw the Tesla Semi connected to five Superchargers while charging.

Clearly, this was due to the Semi's massive battery pack. However, the charging situation can't remain this way. Tesla has plans to build out Megachargers for the Semi, but since the vehicle is not yet being produced or delivered to customers, it makes no sense to build a charging network yet.

With CEO Elon Musk recently emailing his employees that it's time to bring the Tesla Semi to volume production, it's also time to nail down the charging situation.