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Tesla expanding Supercharger Network

What To Know

  • By the end of 2025, a remarkable total of 750 stations will be opened by Tesla, with a minimum of 350 of them operating as high-speed 250kW Superchargers.
  • The government has also developed a strategy to increase the availability of EV chargers throughout the nation in conjunction with this statement.
  • While Canada may not be a prominent Tesla EV market like the United States or China, it is taking strides to position itself as an essential player in the industry.
  • In a bid to foster a greener tomorrow, the nation has made its intentions clear to prohibit the sale of passenger cars equipped with internal combustion engines by the year 2035.

Tesla’s initiative to expand access to its Supercharger network has now reached Canada, following the government’s announcement of allowing other electric vehicle (EV) brands to utilize the existing infrastructure.

The project is set to commence later this year with a pilot route connecting the capital city of Ottawa to Sudbury. By the end of 2025, a remarkable total of 750 stations will be opened by Tesla, with a minimum of 350 of them operating as high-speed 250kW Superchargers.

This emphasis on performance is particularly crucial for facilitating long-distance travel, especially along the extensive Trans-Canada Highway stretch between Ottawa and Calgary, which will be part of the open charger route.

The expansion of Tesla’s Supercharger network in Canada holds significant promise for enhancing EV accessibility and enabling seamless journeys across vast distances.

The government has also developed a strategy to increase the availability of EV chargers throughout the nation in conjunction with this statement. Collaborating with various partners, the ambitious plan is to install a whopping 3,000 electric vehicle (EV) chargers across fleets, offices, public spaces, and multifunctional residential buildings.

Within this substantial number, a remarkable 1,908 chargers will operate at Level 2 capacity, providing efficient charging solutions. Additionally, an impressive count of 100 chargers will function at the more advanced Level 3, offering even faster charging speeds.

The allocated funding will be channeled into five ongoing projects, facilitating the deployment of up to 1,328 EV chargers, further reinforcing Canada’s commitment to embracing an electrified future.

Coinciding with this news, Tesla has pledged to provide access to its network of 12,000 Superchargers in North America to Ford EV drivers, starting in spring 2024. Additionally, Ford plans to adopt Tesla’s open-source charge port standard for their 2025 model-year vehicles.

These efforts build upon previous initiatives to expand Superchargers in the United States and Europe. While not yet offering complete coverage, this development brings reassurance to non-Tesla EV owners concerned about inconsistent charger availability.

While Canada may not be a prominent Tesla EV market like the United States or China, it is taking strides to position itself as an essential player in the industry.

Volkswagen, for instance, will establish its first North American EV battery plant in southern Ontario. Although the prospects for a Stellantis EV battery plant are uncertain, its potential impact is significant if the project comes to fruition.

Canada, with its existing automobile production base, possesses immense potential to emerge as a prominent player in the forthcoming automotive industry. In a bid to foster a greener tomorrow, the nation has made its intentions clear to prohibit the sale of passenger cars equipped with internal combustion engines by the year 2035.

Consequently, Canada finds itself compelled to proactively stimulate the demand for electric vehicles well ahead of time, leaving little room for alternative options.

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