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Tesla Motors opens supercharging station on B.C.'s Sea-to-Sky Highway

Tesla Motors is opening its first Canadian Supercharger station today in Squamish, B.C.

Squamish Model S Supercharger station is a 1st for Canada

Tesla test drive on Sea-To-Sky RAW

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Tesla's Alexis Georgeson drives the Sea-To-Sky with Tim Weekes

Tesla Motors is opening its first Canadian Supercharger station today in Squamish, along B.C.'s Sea-to-Sky Highway linking Whistler to Vancouver.

The California-based maker of the Model S electric car said the charging station is just the first of several it plans to open soon in B.C.

Superchargers, which are designed to enable highway travel between cities, take 20 to 30 minutes for half a recharge of the Model S.

In a statement, Telsa Motors said the Squamish station is "an integral component of Tesla’s West Coast route, allowing Model S owners to travel between San Diego, California and Whistler, B.C., for free."

Tesla Motors said the Model S has an EPA-certified range of 425 kilometres.

The closest charging station is in Seattle, Wash., which allowed for supercharged-travel to and from Vancouver but not far beyond — until today.

The Tesla Model S has won fans for its sleek design and reputation for being environmentally friendly. (Eric Risberg/Associated Press)

Google Maps: Squamish Tesla Supercharger


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