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Possible Location - Castlegar, BC

Discussion in 'Canada Supercharger locations' started by Manner, Oct 3, 2019.

  1. Manner

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    Creating this thread to track the progress of the supercharger in Castlegar BC.

    Anyone have insights on the progress?
     
  2. PLUS EV

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    What is this "progress" that you speak of?
     
  3. MarcoRP

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  4. tmoz

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    Hopefully it's not like its neighboring permits with days passed of ~180 and ~550 since 1st issue.
     
  5. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    Castlegar, BC

    Along National Highways: BC-3
    Along Provincial Highways (<=8km): BC-22

    BC-3

    From: Osoyoos, BC - 219.3 km
    To: Fort MacLeod, AB - 482.7 km
    Diversion: 1.4 km
    From: TCH at Hope, BC - 466.4 km
    To: TCH at Medicine Hat, AB - 696.4 km

    BC-22:

    BC-22

    From: WA-25 USA, BC - 44.4 km
    To: BC-3 Castlegar, BC - 0.6 km
    Diversion: 0.1 km

    Another Canadian Tire location that would help to create a route on BC-3.
     
  6. ReddyLeaf

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    Awesome, now all I need is Cranbrook, BC. I’ve stopped there on my last three spring trips. Loaded with bicycles, it’s a serious energy draw and several hours on the J1772 (or 30-40 min on the Chademo) were required to make my hotel in Radium Hot Springs. Maybe I’ll revise my next trip.
     
  7. PLUS EV

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    This also connects the superchargers in Spokane and Couer d'Alene with the superchargers in BC. As it is now you need to schedule a non-supercharger charging stop somewhere to make that crossing.
     
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  8. KootsChewt

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    I went by last night and didn't see any signs of construction, not that I was expecting any, but thought I'd check anyways.
     
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  9. richteer

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    Agreed, Cranbrook would be awesome as it would complete Hwy 3’s Supercharger coverage.
     
  10. richteer

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    I forgot to add: a Supercharger in Radium (at the confluence of Hwy 95 and Hwy 93) would also be very welcome.
     
  11. ReddyLeaf

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    There’s a CHAdeMO and L2 in Radium.
     
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    Good to know, thanks!
     
  13. Eco-Logical

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    Tesla shows Fernie, Creston, Grand Forks, Castlegar, Osoyoos, Princeton on hwy 3 ... but NOT Cranbrook!
     
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  14. Eco-Logical

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    Tesla shows Fernie, Creston, Grand Forks, Castlegar, Osoyoos, Princeton on hwy 3 ... but NOT Cranbrook!
     
  15. Nairb

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    Putting one in Cranbrook would mean only 100km between each supercharger from Fernie to Creston without much of any dramatic elevation changes across the Rocky Mountain trench. After Creston heading West, there are considerable mountain passes to climb over.

    Where I see a hole would be in Invermere (or maybe Radium) to link to the Golden superchargers going up hwy 95 (123km), or the Canmore supercharger via Kootenay Park (173km). The lake Invermere area is a common destination for those with 2nd (or 3rd;) homes from Calgary. Calgary to Invermere is 275km. Fernie to Invermere is 211km, Creston to Invermere is 239km. So Invermere would make sense as a midway point between Fernie, Creston, Golden, and Canmore Superchargers.

    Then there is the missing link between the Missoula MT Supercharger and Golden/Canmore. I think there might be a plan for one in Kalispell (335km to Invermere. 516km Missoula to Invermere). In this instance as well as for hwy 3 generally, it might make more sense to have one in Jaffray near the junction of hwy3 and 93/95 instead of in Fernie. There is already a BChydro ccs/chademo Flo charger there, and Fernie is more of a weekend destination for Albertan's with several level 2 chargers already there. Missoula to Jaffray is 355km with Kalispell halfway in between, and Jaffray to Invermere is 162km. Fort Macleod Supercharger to Jaffray is 210km, and Jaffray to Creston is 152km.
     
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  16. KootsChewt

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    I went by here a week ago and unfortunately there is no progress to report.
     
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  17. X-Men

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    Princeston is under construction now! Maybe time for another check :) ?
     
  18. KootsChewt

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    Nothing still as of Sep 11. Heading through again Sep 23 and will take a look.
     
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  19. HopGuy25

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    I know a couple people in the town and hoping for a report back soon. Should be in the next few days.
     
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  20. Worldfishnski

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    I ran into the crew working in Princeton. They lead me to believe that, were it not for Covid, Castlegar would have happened in 2020. My inkling is that Castlegar happens in early 2021
     
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