Tesla’s V4 Supercharger rollout expands to Canada

Tesla has finally started deploying its latest V4 Superchargers in Canada, with not one but two V4 stations currently under construction, one in BC and another in Alberta.

Tesla first started deploying its V4 Superchargers early last year, with the first station opening in March in Harderwijk, the Netherlands. After a few months later after a successful deployment, V4 Superchargers then started a rapid expansion across Europe, before arriving in the US late last year.

Now they have finally arrived in Canada. Earlier this month we told you about a new Supercharger under construction in Langley, BC. At the time much of the work had already been completed, but no Supercharger posts had been installed. That changed this week, and according to photos shared with us by @Xcube360 on X, they are V4 units. It was also confirmed this will be a 16 stall station.

Just as these V4 Superchargers were spotted in BC, they have also appeared in Alberta, with a new station located in Kananaskis.

Kananaskis was added by Tesla as an upcoming location earlier this year, and construction is now well underway. The Kananaskis Supercharger is located just off the Trans-Canada Hwy in the parking lot of Esso gas station next to the Stoney Nakoda Resort and Casino.

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This new location will provide a great alternative to the often crowded Superchargers in Canmore, which are located just 35km away.

What are the benefits of V4 Superchargers?

While it is great to see the rollout of V4 Superchargers expand to Canada, currently only non-Tesla electric vehicle (EV) owners currently benefit from them. That is because of their longer charging cords which make it easier for non-Tesla EVs to plug in with their non-standardized charge port placement.

Eventually there will be benefits to Tesla owners, in the form of higher charging speeds, but Tesla is still installing the same supporting hardware (cabinets) as they do with V3 Superchargers, so for now the peak speeds are 250kW. However, V4 posts have the capability of reaching 350kW.

But even then the majority of Tesla owners won’t be able to take advantage of the higher speeds as all current vehicles, with the exception of the Cybertruck, can only handle up to 250kW (some only 170kW). Tesla is also expected to unlock higher charging speeds on newer vehicles when the time comes.

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