This may not be as momentous an occasion as the 1869 opening of the Transcontinental Railroad – but almost. Tesla’s Trans-Canada Supercharger route, which has been under construction for over a year, is now operational, allowing 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 nifty 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.
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.