Tesla looks to team with industry on charging infrastructure

Reports Tesla is looking at charging network opportunities

electric truck charging

It’s one thing to have an electric truck but if you can’t charge it…well that’s certainly a major drawback!

Reports out of the U.S. say Tesla and the electric vehicle manufacturer’s founder, Elon Musk, are looking to talk to the logistics industry about establishing a heavy vehicle charging network.

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Reuters reports the planned network of high-capacity charging stations could include existing Tesla Truck customers (or at least proposed operators of the trucks) Anheuser-Busch, PepsiCo and UPS.

The news outlet saying Tesla is keen to construct on-site charging terminals at their facilities.

For the record, Anheuser-Busch has made a commitment to operating 40 Tesla Trucks, PepsiCo will take at least 100 and UPS has signed up for 125.

According to the report, any deals would include design and engineering input from Tesla.

Reuters also noted in the report that Tesla is also working on establishing its own network of electric truck stops, which will sell electric charges to truck operators.

Musk previously promised to construct a network of solar-powered “megachargers” that he said could recharge truck battery in as little as 30 minutes.

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We’ll keep you updated as further details come to hand and stay up to date direct with the latest from Tesla in our Tesla News Archive.



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