Construction has begun on a Tesla Supercharger Station in Saskatchewan! Finally, the large gap in Supercharger Stations across the Trans-Canada highway is about to be reduced. According to Tesla, many more Trans-Canada Superchargers are also scheduled to come online in 2019.
YouTuber, InternetDude just posted a short video of construction in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Thanks InternetDude!
Trans-Canada Highway – Tesla Supercharging
The above map shows part of the current North American Tesla Supercharger network. Red markers indicate currently open Supercharging stations. Grey markers indicate “soon to be open” stations. The red oval highlights the large gap of Supercharging stations along the Trans-Canada highway. In fact, from Calgary, Alberta to Sudbury, Ontario, there isn’t a single Tesla Supercharger station. To clarify, that’s a distance of over 3000 km/1864 miles along a major highway! Won’t be long before that changes! (Note: There are a number of slower destination chargers along the Trans-Canada route.)
Canada is a massive country with a relatively small population. On the flip side, 90% of the Canadian population is concentrated within 160 km/100 miles of the American border. Moreover, the cities along the gap have a combined population of over 1.25 million people. Furthermore, adding more Supercharger stations along the Trans-Canada highway will reduce “range anxiety” fears. Therefore, I expect Tesla will noticeably increase their sales in these areas as more Superchargers are completed.
V3 Supercharging Coming?
Tesla recently announced new V3 Supercharging technology. V3 will dramatically speed up charging times. In fact, V3 charging time could be as little as 15 minutes. Will the “opening soon” Tesla Superchargers utilize the new V3 technology??? I can’t wait to find out!
Currently, Saskatoon isn’t listed on Tesla’s Supercharger webpage. Saskatoon is a 2.5 hour drive north of Regina, and the Trans-Canada highway. On the other hand, Saskatoon is a major transportation corridor. Finally, Saskatoon has a sizeable population of 275,000 people. Therefore, I’m hoping Tesla will build in Saskatoon a.s.a.p.
The Tesla Superchargers in Canada webpage has further details regarding upcoming Supercharger locations.
What do you think of these new additions to the Tesla Supercharger Network? Do you have any photos/video of new Trans-Canada Supercharger Stations? If so, please feel free to submit in the comments section below.
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