Tesla has completed a new supercharger corridor in Canada, which extends from Vancouver to Halifax. The expansion of Tesla’s own fast-charging network is to continue in 2020 – the company also plans to expand in Europe.
At the end of September, the company already indicated on a map that a number of supercharger stations would be built in Canada, which together with the existing stations would provide a continuous connection from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Previously, the supercharger stations in Canada had concentrated on the regions between Vancouver and Calgary in the west and between Halifax, Quebec and Montreal in the east.
The new superchargers were built in the south of the country near the Canadian-American border and were put into operation shortly before Christmas. 20 of the new locations already have the V3 Superchargers, which, with the Model 3, enable charging capacities of up to 250 kW. According to the media sources, most of the sites have six Supercharger columns, some even have eight charging points.
Trans-Canada Supercharger route from Vancouver to Halifax is now open! 🇨🇦⚡
Over half the locations are V3 for the fastest charging speeds. https://t.co/42mnW3hNL5
— Tesla (@Tesla) December 24, 2019
V2 Superchargers have been installed at the remaining locations that can usually provide between 120 and 150 kW charging power. However, at some remote locations in Canada, the maximum charging power appears to have been reduced to 72 kW.
Tesla will continue to expand the Supercharger network worldwide this year. On the now updated map, only about a handful of new locations have been added in Germany, while more new stations are planned in other countries such as France, England or Italy – although coverage is lower there today.
It is also interesting to note that Tesla apparently also intends to expand into Eastern Europe with the superchargers. Further stations are planned in Poland, but also the first in the Ukraine, Russia, the Baltic States, Romania and Bulgaria. The first Superchargers are also to be built in the Balkan countries, Greece and Turkey. The only thing still open is the timetable: While Tesla gives 2020 or the end of 2020 as the date for the planned stations in Western Europe, the only thing Tesla says for these stations is: “Target opening date to be confirmed”.
It was only in December that the company built its 500th location in Europe, and it was also the first location with V3 superchargers on the continent. Globally, the mark of 15,000 charging points in the supercharger network was reached, around 4,700 of which are in Europe.
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