Will The Tesla Cybertruck Be Suitable With The Semi's Megachargers?

The market launch of the Tesla Cybertruck is simply across the nook, however some wonder if the all-electric pickup might be appropriate with the Tesla Semi’s charging infrastructure or simply with the overall NACS charging factors (just like the Mannequin 3/Mannequin Y and Mannequin S/Mannequin X).

Final month, we noticed one of many Cybertruck check autos with a North American Charging Normal (NACS) charging inlet, situated behind the rear wheel.

In the meantime, the Tesla Semi is supplied with a very totally different and far bigger charging connector, which we reported on beforehand. Under we will see the Semi’s charging inlet (left picture) and the preliminary prototype (proper picture):


The NACS charging connector is promised to supply a charging functionality of as much as one megawatt and helps voltage of as much as 1,000 volts (500 V within the present model, and 1,000 within the second model sooner or later). These numbers sound ok for electrical pickups.

Nevertheless, 1 MW degree is simply a place to begin for Class 8 semi-trucks just like the Tesla Semi. Tesla mentioned in late 2022, that its quick charging system within the Semi (with V4 charging cable and a brand new Megacharging plug) presents 1+ MW degree of energy, which might be utilized to the upcoming Tesla Cybertruck.

Nevertheless, we aren’t actually positive whether or not the Tesla Cybertruck might be geared up with a separate Tesla Megacharging inlet (on high of the NACS), or if the corporate will simply provide 1 MW charging utilizing the NACS charging connector.

This query was lately raised by Teslarati, which famous {that a} new Tesla Megacharging station in Baker, California, has Megacharging stalls (with the brand new massive DC plug) and not using a pull-through structure (like on the Giga Nevada), most popular for the massive Class 8 semi-trucks. It seems like it could be supposed to help a smaller automobile – a pickup perhaps and parking in reverse (a Semi and not using a trailer doubtlessly additionally would match, nevertheless it doesn’t appear handy).


Constructing such Megacharging stalls counsel that perhaps there might be compatibility between the Tesla Megachargers and the Tesla Cybertruck.

The compatibility might be achieved via the set up of two charging inlets (NACS and MCU) on the automobile facet, or using adapters (stand-alone or built-in into the charging stall).


It is price noting that Tesla is focusing by itself proprietary charging options. Tesla’s NACS charging connector for automobiles is anticipated to be regularly adopted by the complete EV trade in North America in favor of CharIn’s Mixed Charging System (CCS1).

In the meantime, within the Tesla Semi, the corporate makes use of its personal in-house developed Megacharging resolution (MCU seems to be the brand new signal on the stalls), whereas CharIn is engaged on a Megawatt Charging System (MCS), which has a very totally different connector.

If nothing modifications, we’ll quickly see two competing charging options for all-electric vehicles, each providing very excessive charging energy output (doubtlessly up to a couple megawatts).

Effectively, there are a number of questions concerning Tesla’s new quick charging resolution on each ends – internally (Cybertruck and Semi) and externally (compatibility with the MCS).