A new Tesla Supercharger has been discovered under construction in Nanaimo, British Columbia. This is a bit of a surprise as Nanaimo is not listed on Tesla’s map as an upcoming location, however it is sorely needed as it is just the third Supercharger station on all of Vancouver Island.
The new station was spotted under construction by Shane Demmitt, who shared a photo of the construction on the Tesla Owners Club Vancouver Island Facebook group on Friday afternoon. According to Demmitt the Supercharger is located in front of the Original Joe’s restaurant in the parking lot of the Country Club Center (3200 North Island Hwy).
Based on the photo it appears as though this will be least a six stall Supercharger, and presumably a V3 station that is able to charge at speeds up to 250kW, making it the first V3 Supercharger, and just the third Supercharger overall on Vancouver Island.
UPDATE: These stalls are double sided so this will actually be a 12 stall Supercharger.
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This new Supercharger in Nanaimo is located just 6km away from the existing Nanaimo Supercharger at Woodgrove Center, which first opened nearly six years ago in July 2017. That site features only 8 V2 stalls capable of peak charging at 150kW, but it is frequently fully occupied meaning charging speeds are reduced to 75kW as power is shared between stalls.
The only other Supercharger on Vancouver Island is in Victoria, where a 16 stall Supercharger is located at the Uptown Shopping Center. Remarkably this is only an Urban Supercharger capable of max charging speeds of 75kW, despite Victoria having one of the highest concentrations of Tesla owners per capita in North America.