Tesla Megachargers now installed at Frito-Lay

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The Tesla Megacharger station at PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay facility in Modesto, California appears ready to start charging Tesla Semis.

Drive Tesla has been tracking the progress of the Frito-Lay Megacharger since we first uncovered permits for it back in May 2021.

Construction finally began in late  ovember, and after about two months of work the Megachargers now appear to be fully installed.

Photos taken at the site on Saturday, January 29 2022 by our friends at The Kilowatts show the three massive Megacharger pedestals still behind some construction fencing, indicating there might still be some work to be done to connect them to the grid, or for final inspections.

Unfortunately due to the fencing and the fact the Megachargers are on private property, The Kilowatts weren’t able to get all three stalls in one photo.


With the milestone, PepsiCo, through their subsidiary Frito-Lay, is just about ready to accept delivery of the first of 15 planned Tesla Semi deliveries.

The company was hoping to receive them before the end of 2021, but based on these recent developments and Tesla showing off four brand new Semis in their Q4 shareholder deck, they should be arriving very soon.

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