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Semi in West Des Moines, IA while I was charging my Model S

Discussion in 'Semi' started by jaimed, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. jaimed

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    Great to see the Tesla Semi in West Des Moines, IA while I was charging my Model S. They are heading west to go back home. It was great talking to the crew and seeing the semi up close.
     

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  2. ricebucket

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    How many supercharger stalls does the Semi draw power from at a time? No one has shown a clear picture of the extension cord/adapter it uses yet.
     
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    Any photos from the other side? Would love to see how they have it connected!
     
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  4. swegman

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    I read they use a special cable to connect to multiple Superchargers at once. How many chargers was it connected to while charging? If such a cable is provided with the Semi, it could impact the future availability of Superchargers for the Models S, X and 3.
     
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    TaoJones Beyond Driven

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    Up to 3, I believe.
     
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    What a jerk parking job.... :D
     
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  7. jaimed

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    There was only two of us charging so we stayed to one end. Not a lot of traffic coming and going here so it was no problem as far as taking up space. They politely asked us to stay on the opposite side of the charger and to not take any pictures to expose the charging setup or inside cab. They were great at interacting with us and answered what questions they could answer.
     
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    I saw it driving with a trailer on the edge of Des Moines/Ankeny on 2nd Avenue at 80/35. I was driving and couldn't get a picture. I was shocked to see it! I thought perhaps they were in town for Ruan Transportation who placed an order for 5 of them.
     
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    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

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    Maybe he recently joined Tesla from BMW.
     
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    Come on, don’t tease us. What did you ask and what did they answer?
     
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  11. jaimed

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    The only thing that may be newsworthy is that this is one of only two active prototypes. They were making the rounds to future customers but couldn't share who they had visited. That is about it for new info that I hadn't heard before.
     
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    Wow we no longer have to just worry about SC stalls being ICE'd, now we have to worry about being semi'd.
     
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  13. Brovane

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    How do they think they can enforce this considering they are doing this charging in view of the public?
     
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    Elon will use Twitter
     

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