Tesla truck ‘will require power of 4,000 homes to recharge’


Maybe they could put some solar panels on its roof and only recharge in daylight and/or when it’s windy.

Tesla’s recently unveiled electric truck will require the equivalent power used by up to 4,000 homes to recharge, says Energy Live News.

That’s according to new analysis by an energy consultancy, which calculated it based on the range and charge time for the megacharger.

Aurora Energy Research said the power needed for the megacharger to fill a battery in 30 minutes would be 1,600kW.

The average house in the UK uses around 4,000kWh of electricity a year, which means around 0.5kW on average.

That’s 1/3,200th of the megacharger capacity per house on average.

Head of Research Richard Howard told ELN: “The ability to charge a Tesla Semi in half an hour suggests the megacharger would need a capacity of around 1.6MW. That is equivalent to the average amount of power used by 3,000 to 4,000 houses.

“Rolling out large numbers of megachargers could create challenges for local grid infrastructure, although ‘smart’ charging solutions may be able to mitigate this impact to a degree.”

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk previously said the megachargers would be powered by solar.

Source: Tesla truck ‘will require power of 4,000 homes to recharge’

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December 1, 2017 at 10:39AM

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