Tesla decided to choose Canada as the first location where the V3 Supercharger network of fast charging stations will be scaled up.
The third generation of Supercharger charging stations was introduced in March this year. It has a higher charging power, which is 250 kW (versus 120 kW in Supercharger V2). The first V3 Supercharger was launched in Fremont (California), then several more chargers were opened, including a station in Las Vegas, which is capable of receiving up to 1,500 electric cars per day.
V3 Supercharger in Las Vegas
But still, Tesla decided to first cover the territory of Canada with new charging stations. 26 of 46 Supercharger stations, which are located on the Trans-Canada Highway, are already under reconstruction and after a while their capabilities will meet the requirements of the third generation.
This is the first large-scale deployment of the V3 Supercharger. The reason why Canada was chosen is quite simple: the country of maple leaf has a much smaller population than the United States, while the area of the country is larger, as well as the distance between cities. Owners of electric cars lack a charging station for trips across Canada, so they have to spend extra time to wait for the opportunity to recharge. V3 Superchargers can solve these problems, because they will provide electric vehicles with a large power reserve in less time, and accordingly more cars will be able to use the service in a day.
Charging stations, which will be opened in the near future, are marked in gray
By the way, not only Tesla began to actively build charging stations in Canada. Volkswagen Electrify Canada has opened the first of 32 stations to be installed in four of the country's most popular provinces (Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, and British Columbia).