Tesla Motors opens supercharging station on B.C.'s Sea-to-Sky Highway
Squamish Model S Supercharger station is a 1st for Canada
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.
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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.