Tesla has given owners in the interior of British Columbia an early Christmas gift by finally opening the Supercharger in Castlegar. Or it could also be considered a very late Christmas gift as the Supercharger has been “under construction” for well over one year.
Construction on the Castlegar Supercharger began all the way back in October 2021. Works was completely in a timely fashion, but the station sat idle and without power for months and months, while other Supercharger stations started construction afterwards and were turned on before Castlegar.
The one piece of equipment that was holding things up was the transformer, but that finally arrived on Monday and on Wednesday the station was powered up, according to TMC user KootsChewt who was able to plug in and charge his Model 3.
Tesla’s website has also been updated to confirm the station is finally available to owners. With the addition of Castlegar Tesla now has complete Supercharger coverage along the southern route on the Crowsnest Highway (Hwy 3) into Alberta.
The Castlegar Supercharger is located in the parking lot of the Canadian Tire at 2000 Columbia Avenue. It features 6 V3 stalls capable of charging at speeds up to 250kW.