Tesla dropped a significant Cybertruck element in the course of the Semi’s first supply occasion just lately. The Cybertruck and Semi each use Tesla’s new megawatt charger.
Tesla developed a high-power charger for the Semi. It’s a megawatt class charger, able to charging at 1 MW DC. The megawatt charger makes use of an identical expertise as Tesla’s V3 Superchargers, in keeping with CEO Elon Musk and Senior Supervisor of Semi Truck Engineering, Dan Priestley.
Ever the innovator, Tesla developed a next-generation immersive cooling expertise for the Semi’s megawatt charger. The charging port has high-voltage conductors and coolant tubes. “It’s liquid-cooled, so that you don’t want an enormous elephant truck of a cable. You’ll be able to have a small cable, and that cable delivers a megawatt. We’ve 3x-ed the present density,” defined Elon Musk.
Priestley emphasised that immersing the conductor in a water-based liquid coolant is definitely is “really actually cool stuff”—each actually and figuratively.
“You’re really immersing the conductor within the coolant… It implies that we will actually shove a whole lot of present in a really, very small place. So for individuals who have charged their vehicles at a V3 Supercharger and the cable’s good and maneuverable, it’s the identical factor right here, however now we’re simply shoving a megawatt by it as an alternative,” Priestley mentioned.
Following this rationalization, Priestly famous that such expertise is crucial for high-powered applications like the Tesla Semi. He then turned to Elon Musk and requested the CEO if he would favor to announce the subsequent necessary element on the expertise. Musk did, to a lot applause from the viewers.
“Yeah, it’s gonna be used for Cybertruck, too,” Musk mentioned.
With these particulars in thoughts, the 2 executives famous that this new charging expertise is coming to the corporate’s Supercharger Community subsequent yr. This could make Tesla’s Supercharger V4 system some of the highly effective and fastest chargers in the market, bar none. Because the community expands even additional and opens to much more non-Tesla electrical vehicles, the V4 system’s specs may change into a notable promoting level.
Tesla’s first supply occasion for the Semi might be considered beneath.