KManAuto is a well known chronicler of everything Tesla on his popular YouTube channel. He was on hand at the Tesla Semi extravaganza yesterday (along with our own Kyle Field) and shot some video that includes a first look at the charging port for Tesla’s groundbreaking Class 8 heavy hauler. What he found was that it has room for an 8 pin connector — four times as many as the normal Tesla Supercharger uses for its passenger cars.
Tesla says the Semi will have a range of either 300 or 500 miles, depending on the size battery installed. (Smaller battery equals lower purchase price. Not every tractor needs 500 miles of range.) It also says it can recharge fast enough using one of the company’s new Megachargers to add 400 miles of range in just 30 minutes.