It took a few days longer than usual, but Tesla has updated their Supercharger map and added nearly 40 new locations on strategic routes across Canada.
To put that number into perspective, on January 1st last year Tesla updated the map with just 14 new locations for all of Canada. A welcomed change to the map this year is the inclusion of more specific targeted opening dates (e.g. Q2 2021 instead of ‘2021’).
The big winner is Quebec with a total of 18 new Superchargers, more than what was announced last year for the entire country. Among the new locations are two in the northern part of the province in Rouyn-Nouranda and Val d’Or. Both are expected to open in Q4 2021.
British Columbia is also getting a big expansion with 11 new locations. The most important addition will be along Highway 97 where new Supercharger stations will be added in Cache Creek, Williams Lake, Quesnel, and Prince George. Unfortunately no new locations were announced for Vancouver Island.
Next door in Alberta, two new stations in Edson and Jasper will help connect the northern route between Prince George and Edmonton along Highway 16.
On the east coast Nova Scotia will be getting three new locations to bring the total number of Superchargers to 4. All are expected to open in Q3 2021.
Ontario got 4 new locations, but along with other provinces also had a number of “coming soon” locations removed from the map resulting in a net loss of Supercharger locations.
Rounding out the update is New Brunswick, which will see one new Supercharger added in Campbellton in Q3 2021.
There were no changes for Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador or Prince Edward Island.
Here is a list of the new locations. You can also view them on Tesla’s map here. While Tesla added ‘new’ locations for places such as Princeton, they have either already opened or we already knew about them so have not included them as new below.
UPDATE: Added the locations that have been removed from the map. These locations were not built and have simply been removed as proposed locations.
- Cache Creek
- Prince George
- South Surrey
- Williams Lake
- White Rock (now South Surrey)
- New Minas
- Auld’s Cove
- New Glasgow
- Port Severn
- Toronto (Don Mills)
- Toronto (The Annex)
- Toronto (Yonge/Eglinton)
- La Tuque
- Quebec City (Les Saules)
- Saint Augestin De Desmaures
- Saint Jerome
- Saint Liboire
- Trios Rivieres
- Val D’or
- La Pocatière
- Saint Georges
- Saint Therese
Canada wasn’t the only country updated, with a huge number of updates posted for our friends south of the border as well. The number of grey “coming soon” pins on the map has increased substantially, showing Tesla is serious with their expansion plans across North America.
With over 20,000 Supercharger stalls around the world, Tesla’s lead in charging infrastructure is only going to increase, while legacy automakers continue to refuse to build their own networks.