One of the first Tesla Supercharging stations in Saskatchewan can finally start construction in Moosomin, Saskatchewan.
According to The World-Spectator, Moosomin town council recently approved the electric car company’s building permit, along with agreeing to a future design studio for the site:
Moosomin town council approved a $500,000 building permit for a Tesla charging station in Moosomin at Wednesday’s council meeting, and gave its nod of approval for development of a two-storey building on Main Street that will include a design studio and a residence.
The Tesla Supercharging station would have five charging units and be located on Lake Avenue, at the Red Barn parking lot’s east end. Future additions may include Superchargers for Tesla Semis.
Moosomin town council also passed a motion to say they had “no objection to” Tesla’s request of a future two-storey 1500 square-foot building on the site, which would house residential on the upper floor and an “architectural design studio” on the ground level.
This location is “at the corner of Main and Windover and is the site of the former Wiebe’s Restaurant,” reports The World-Spectator.
The Trans-Canada Highway remains Tesla’s goal for Supercharging stations, which can charge Teslas significantly faster than traditional electric car chargers. Tesla’s current Superchargers map shows a wide gap in coverage for Saskatchewan, Manitoba and western and central Ontario.
CEO Elon Musk recently confirmed at the company’s recent Tesla Y unveil Superchargers were indeed underway in Saskatchewan. The company currently has the following locations destined for Superchargers in the prairie province:
- Chaplin, SK (coming soon)
- Maple Creek, SK (coming soon)
- Moose Jaw, SK (coming soon)
- Moosomin, SK (coming soon)
- Regina, SK (coming soon)
- Swift Current, SK (coming soon)
- Wolsely, SK (coming soon)
The company recently announced its V3 Superchargers, which can add up to 1,600 kilometres of range per hour. These high powered Superchargers will eventually upgrade existing units to allow Tesla owners to charge must faster than before.
Are you awaiting Tesla Superchargers in Saskatchewan? Time to call up Tom Green for a road trip.