The Tesla Cybertruck is one of the most highly anticipated electric vehicles ever and will become an instantaneous favourite with truck enthusiasts everywhere. However, one key question remains: will it be compatible with Tesla Semi Megachargers?
Cybertruck prototypes feature NACS charging inlets – the same connector used by Tesla Model 3, Model Y, Model S, and Model X models – capable of providing up to 1 megawatt of charging power – more than enough for most electric vehicles.
Tesla Semi vehicles require special Megacharging plugs to provide up to 1.5 megawatts of charging power; this amount exceeds what most vehicles would need but is crucial when travelling up to 500 miles between charges.
Will the Tesla Cybertruck have access to Megachargers similar to those found on its Tesla Semi counterpart? Unfortunately, that remains unknown as no word has been given as to whether or not such a plug will be installed within it.
However, there are a few hints to indicate that Tesla’s Megachargers might work with Cybertruck. Tesla has built Megacharger stations with smaller vehicle stalls designed for Cybertruck use and has also developed an adapter enabling Model 3 drivers to access Megachargers.
If the Cybertruck were equipped with Megacharging plugs, this would be a significant advantage to its owners and enable them to leverage Tesla Semi’s expansive charging network, which is already taking shape.
Cybertruck may only work with NACS charging networks – this would still be an attractive choice as these networks expand rapidly.
As to Tesla’s decision, only time will tell; one thing is sure, though – the Tesla Cybertruck is bound to become a top contender in the electric vehicle market, with charging compatibility key to its success.
As well as the information above, here are other factors that need to be taken into account:
- Tesla Megacharger network currently covers only North America; however, in coming years, this expansion will reach Europe and Asia as well.
- Tesla Megacharger usage costs currently average $0.26 per kilowatt hour; while more expensive than using a Supercharger, this rate still ranks significantly cheaper than gasoline-powered trucks for charging purposes.
- The Tesla Cybertruck is expected to feature an estimated range of up to 300 miles. It could travel approximately 600 miles on one charge using the Megacharger network.
Overall, the Tesla Cybertruck is becoming an impressive electric vehicle. Charging compatibility will likely play an integral role in its success, supporting both NACS and Megacharging networks.