The first Tesla Supercharger along Highway 3 (Crowsnest Highway) in southern British Columbia is now open.
We first learned about the new Supercharger when it began construction in late August. Work was completed quickly with the cabinets and related equipment installed and waiting for power by mid-September.
The Princeton Tesla Supercharger along Hwy 3 (Crowsnest Hwy) is almost complete (photos by Jeff K.)https://t.co/pH3W45Jpwg pic.twitter.com/BzT37LNqw1
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Then the wait began, with the site sitting idle as Tesla owners waited for crews to turn on the power to the new Supercharger. That wait is now over as Model 3 owner Taylor Hansum reported he was able to successfully use the Supercharger this evening.
The site features 8 stalls over V3 Superchargers, capable of charging at speeds up to 250kW. It is located in a small retail center, Princeton Plaza, at 136 Tapton Avenue
There are still a number of other pending Supercharger locations along the scenic Hwy 3 route, including Osoyoos, Grand Forks, Castlegar, Creston, and Fernie.
Another Supercharger opened on Christmas eve in Canmore, Alberta, the second Supercharger station in the small town in the Rocky Mountains.