Last week we got our first look at the design of the new Tesla Semi Megachargers that were recently installed at Giga Nevada.
The photo came from a drone flyover of the factory, but was close enough to make out the form factor of the new pedestals.
Now we have our first up-close look at the Megacharger, as well as seeing for the first time a Tesla Semi plugged in and receiving a charge.
The photos were taken by a Giga Nevada employee and shared on Twitter by @hwfeinstein.
UPDATE: Sawyer Merritt has received drone footage of the Tesla Semi at Giga Nevada, showing it either hitching up or disconnecting the trailer after a test run.
A source sent me a photo today of a Tesla Semi at the Giga Nevada production building offloading a trailer. The white Semi looks to be the latest prototype design. Tesla has been making Semi runs from Fremont to Nevada to Fremont for a while. pic.twitter.com/Uv3qSAvkiA
— Sawyer Merritt (@SawyerMerritt) November 15, 2021
Here’s some more photos and a video of it from the air: pic.twitter.com/6SnLaLpAMq
— Sawyer Merritt 📈🚀 (@SawyerMerritt) November 15, 2021
The photos show that two Megachargers have now been installed and appear to be operational. Another two are pre-built and waiting for the pedestals to be added.
This is a good sign that development of the Tesla Semi is progressing, and another sign that we may see the first set of limited deliveries before the end of the year.
PepsiCo CEO Ramon Laguerta said last week his company is still planning to receive some “this Q4.” Tesla CEO Elon Musk later responded to the comments, but was a little vague in his comments leaving the door open for at least some deliveries, potentially as part of a pilot project, this year.
Stay tuned for more as the person who took the photos is going to try and capture the charging port and connector.