webeleafowners wrote: RonDawg wrote:
webeleafowners wrote:The other hold back for us is the model 3 (unlike the S or X) can only be charged by a private proprietary fast charging system. Until a Chademo or CCS adapter is available we would probably not buy a Tesla Model 3.
To be fair, there are far more Tesla SC's in the country (both in number of locations, as well as individual stations within each one) than CHAdeMO or CCS stations. Unless you are in an oddball situation where there's a CHAdeMO/CCS station within driving distance, but not a Tesla SC, it's really not necessary.
Good morning. I think it depends where you are. We are in the province of BC. There are 12 Supercharger locations. There are however already over 70 CCS/Chademo locations and 55 under construction. The goverment is now in 3rd phase of their infrastructure project bringing CCS/Chademo coverage on routes north and over to the coast vía Prince George and Bella coola. This is not even on Tesla’s Radar and probably won’t be for a decade. Not knocking Tesla but it is the way it is.
I am a bit familiar with the southern part of BC as I have visited there many times, including less than a month ago. I had driven from Vancouver to Banff via the Coquihalla as part of my winter vacation. I did see a Bolt headed westbound on the TransCanada somewhere between Revelstoke and Rogers Pass. But I saw more Teslas out in the middle of nowhere than any other EV. A few years ago a couple of friends and I had driven south from Revelstoke, took the ferry from Shelter Bay, and had dinner in Nelson before crossing the border and heading towards Spokane.
I'm glad the government of BC is spending a lot of money towards EV infrastructure, but cross into Alberta as I did and it gets sparse from there, according to what I can see on PlugShare. Headed eastbound on the TransCanada, after Field BC (which only has one of each type, the previous QC stations are at Golden), there's NO CCS or CHAdeMO until you get all the way to Calgary...and the southern part of Calgary at that, so you have to negotiate Calgary traffic to get there.
Switching the map to show Tesla SC's, while for some reason they have not built one at Field BC (Golden is the previous Tesla SC site), there is one at Canmore which I have personally seen, with 4 stalls. The next eastbound Tesla SC is also in Calgary, but that has 8 stalls.
On my trip last month, I was headed south from Calgary towards Great Falls MT via Lethbridge. At Ft MacLeod I pulled into a Shell station at the edge of town to use the bathroom and noticed several Tesla SC's on the property. The nearest CCS/CHAdeMO to here are back in Calgary, Sparwood BC, or Medicine Hat.
The situations where CHAdeMO/CCS outnumber Tesla as in the case of Prince George/Bella Coola is very much an exception. I'm not sure why Tesla doesn't think of putting them here as I've seen their SC's in some locations I thought I'd never see charging infrastructure of any sort (like Ft MacLeod). But even then Prince George is a CHAdeMO/CCS island, with the next nearest such stations being at Spences Bridge. At 487 km/304 miles, a Tesla Model 3 LR would be hard pressed to make that journey, much less any other EV. A Bolt or similar 200 mile EV would require long stops at an L2 along the way.
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