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Tesla “Megacharger”(Tesla Semi) Patterson, CA (exact location unknown, permit not found)

tij664

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Moderator note: This thread is about a Megacharger for Tesla Semis. The thread about the Patterson, CA (Speno Drive) Supercharger is:


My contact for the local utility here (TID) told me that Tesla approached them this week for the installation of a “megacharger” for heavy duty truck EV charging stations. He told me they are asking for about 10 MW of capacity which is a lot but can definitely be done. I couldn’t get the exact location out of him but considering there’s a bit of regional distribution centers and it sits on the I-5, a Patterson location isn’t a bad choice. For reference, Firebaugh can pull about 5 MW if it were maxed out so electric infrastructure wise, it’s about double what Firebaugh is. Of course Tesla, hasn’t really definitively revealed what kind of charging Tesla Semi will be capable of but it is likely to be higher than 250 kW per truck.
 
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MarcoRP

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My contact for the local utility here (TID) told me that Tesla approached them this week for the installation of a “megacharger” for heavy duty truck EV charging stations. He told me they are asking for about 10 MW of capacity which is a lot but can definitely be done. I couldn’t get the exact location out of him but considering there’s a bit of regional distribution centers and it sits on the I-5, a Patterson location isn’t a bad choice. For reference, Firebaugh can pull about 5 MW if it were maxed out so electric infrastructure wise, it’s about double what Firebaugh is. Of course Tesla, hasn’t really definitively revealed what kind of charging Tesla Semi will be capable of but it is likely to be higher than 250 kW per truck.
What’s the area he covers? Because I think I know of one location elsewhere on the I-5, though I wasn’t explicitly told there’s going to be a Megacharger
 

tij664

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What’s the area he covers? Because I think I know of one location elsewhere on the I-5, though I wasn’t explicitly told there’s going to be a Megacharger
For the Patterson area, on the I-5 corridor, it’s roughly between the two red boundaries. There’s much more in their service area than what’s shown but just trying to highlight what area that utility covers on I-5.
 

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With the range they are talking about, one in Patterson would get them over Altamont into the Bay Area to deliver then back out to recharge. Seems that another location would be at Tejon in the south for the same reason. Get over the Grapevine. Maybe one on each side?
 
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