Osoyoos Tesla Supercharger finally begins construction [British Columbia]

Tesla Supercharger

After a very long wait, construction has finally begun on the Tesla Supercharger station in Osoyoos, British Columbia.

The Osoyoos Supercharger was first announced all the way back in early 2019, and were supposed to be complete by the end of that summer. Months and eventually years passed by with no sign of progress, other than a statement from the city they were still working on it.

More than two years later, construction crews have finally begun the initial prep work to begin construction for the new station.

A photo taken on Monday of the site at 8513 74th Avenue and posted to the TMC forum by user Triunbad shows construction fencing has been put up, and demolition of the existing paving has commenced.

Osoyoos Supercharger
Image via TMC

According to plans revealed during an Osoyoos Town Council meeting last year, the station will still feature 8 Supercharger stalls and three CCS/CHAdeMO chargers. The universal chargers are a requirement from Natural Resources Canada who provided partial funding for the project.

The construction work has actually begun earlier than anticipated. Last week the city notified residents to remove their vehicles from the parking lot so that construction could begin on Thursday, August 19.

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The location of this Supercharger will be an important one for B.C. Tesla owners, as it will help complete the route along the popular Hwy 3 (Crowsnest Hwy) along the southern border of the province. The first Supercharger along this route in Princeton opened last year.

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