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Tesla’s Trans-Canadian Supercharger route open for road trips
Posted on January 08, 2020 by Charles Morris
Tesla’s opening of a new Trans-Canada Supercharger route may not be as momentous as the 1869 inauguration of the Transcontinental Railroad, but there’s no doubt it’s a milestone in the history of transportation.
Above: Model 3 charging at a Tesla Supercharger in Canada (Image: Aniseh Shairifi)
The new route, which has been under construction for over a year, now allows Tesla drivers to take the northern route from coast to coast.
Most of the locations are equipped with Tesla’s new V3 Supercharger, which offers charging levels up to 250 kW (according to Tesla, this allows a Model 3 to add about 100 miles of range in 7 minutes). Another cool feature of the new V3 Supercharger is that, unlike the current generation, it doesn’t split charging power between adjacent charging points. This, plus the faster charging speed, should help alleviate the long lines at heavily used stations as the new system rolls out.
Above: Trevor Page shows the Trans-Canada Supercharger route is 'live' on Tesla's navigation now (YouTube: Tesla Owners Online)
Tesla also recently deployed the first V3 Supercharger in Europe, and at least one V3 station is under construction in China. The Supercharger network now includes over 15,000 chargers in North America, Europe and Asia.