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Reisender wrote:

In other news. Just saw a pic online of one of the newest Superchargers that went in up here. Looks like there are two trailer spots. One on either end. Maybe max 22 to 24 trailer though. Meh. It would work for our combo which is 18 feet They need more pull thrus.
Just like the vehicles getting better every year.... so will the charging stations.
The charging network will continue to evolve depending on needs. The initial build was just the basic minimum to get coverage.


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Interesting!

This could solve Semis range issue.

Think of all that space in the trailer cargo surface.

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Another silly stunt that has no real practical value IMO. It takes 18 of those rolled up panels to charge the car, each one nearly 60 feet long. Cut six feet of the end and you could put two on top of a 53 foot trailer. Is the driver going to stop and roll out the other 16 in the middle of the parking lot when its time for a charge? The way to solve the Tesla Semi's range problem and make it productive for OTR trucking lies in figuring out how to pack enough battery on board to give it an honest 1000 mile range without sacrificing payload. That, or engineer a battery system that can be rapidly swapped.

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Another silly stunt that has no real practical value IMO. It takes 18 of those rolled up panels to charge the car, each one nearly 60 feet long. Cut six feet of the end and you could put two on top of a 53 foot trailer. Is the driver going to stop and roll out the other 16 in the middle of the parking lot when its time for a charge? The way to solve the Tesla Semi's range problem and make it productive for OTR trucking lies in figuring out how to pack enough battery on board to give it an honest 1000 mile range without sacrificing payload. That, or engineer a battery system that can be rapidly swapped.


I don’t know. Might be a regional thing. A lot of semi’s do depot to depot ops here. Anywhere from 400 to 600 kilometres. I think they would be well suited to that.

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The way to solve the Tesla Semi's range problem and make it productive for OTR trucking lies in figuring out how to pack enough battery on board to give it an honest 1000 mile range without sacrificing payload. That, or engineer a battery system that can be rapidly swapped.
All things equal, a trucker will drive about 55 to 60 miles per hour. At the end of the 11-hour driving shift, this amounts to 605 to 650 miles per day. Then it is 10 hours of rest.

I don't think Tesla is aiming for the market of multi driver teams. If the load is priority continuous then a fully charged tractor and fresh driver would need to swap the trailer. In the mean time saving $1,000 per week in fuel. That company with 100 trucks saving $100,000 per week will be able to make some accommodations. Crazy to think with 100 trucks running, every two weeks a truck is paid for in fuel savings.

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