How Much Does It Cost To Charge An Electric Semi?

During the recent Tesla Semi customer shipping event, Tesla announced the car would be charging to a megawatt-hour.

According to Tesla, the battery will be charged within 30 minutes, providing enough power for 640 kilometers,

while its semi-electric truck will be priced around $180,000.

 Teslas Semi will have an estimated 500-mile range from a single charge,

a range that can be achieved at the vehicles gross weight of 82,000 pounds (Tesla says federal regulations permit EV trucks to weigh up to 2,000 pounds.)

Tesla Motors says that Teslas Semi will run for around $1.20 US/mile, about 20% cheaper than the average diesel semi.

Tesla estimates that their Semi truck will net owners $200K+ in savings after a million miles driven, which is quite nice,

 but what is exciting here is that just fuel savings alone will save them more than 60% on the first day.

 Tesla CEO Elon Musk claims the Tesla Semi will be $20C//mi cheaper to run than a diesel truck,

 when charged at the megacharger, where Tesla would ensure the 7C//kWh charge is guaranteed (in the US).