Tesla executive Jerome Guillen may have inadvertently let a big secret out of the bag during yesterday’s Q3 2020 earnings call.
The slip of the tongue happened while responding to Gene Munster of Loup Ventures’ during the Q&A session of the call.
“We continue the development of the Semi. And in particular, Megachargers, we realized that the 350-kilowatt or so that we might be looking for cars is not going to be enough for Semi.”
The hint was easy to miss if you weren’t paying attention. Guillen makes quick mention of the fact that 350kW Superchargers are not going to be enough for the powerful Semi truck, but those same chargers will also be used for their next generation of cars.
Those cars would like be the Plaid Model S set to be released next year, as well as the Cybertruck and possibly the Roadster.
If true, it would be a big jump from the current V3 Superchargers that only started being added to the network last year. Those Superchargers are capable of charging at up to 250kW, which only the higher trim Model 3, and more recently the Model S and Model X can take advantage of and reach charging speeds of more than 1,600km/hr.