Finally after all these years, there is a supercharger in Mississauga. Hopefully Square one gets one next![/QU
Hopefully not! We need them in rural areas on highways, like was originally planned. Brockville is still in permit mode and Smiths Falls is a location we desperately need one so we can travel between Toronto and Ottawa via the quickest route, highway 7.Finally after all these years, there is a supercharger in Mississauga. Hopefully Square one gets one next!
Are you not aware that Tesla has a website showing their plans for SuperChargers? Very often these sites are delayed, and I am the first to criticize them for that, but generally they do get built, if a few years later than originally planned.However, I do think now Tesla needs to stop building more superchargers in this Toronto area for now (they appear to be commited to Brockville, so that includes this as committed). There are others who have nothing and it is very difficult for them. I think Tesla needs to put in 6 superchargers between Winnipeg and Calgary and they need to have those done by Summer (July 2019). My suggestion for locations:
- Winnipeg, MB
- Brandon, MB
- Whitewood, SK
- Regina, SK
- Swift-current, SK
- Medicine Hat, AB.
and if possible, by the end of fall of 2019 (November)... add Saskatoon, SK and Lloydminster, SK/AB.
The Tesla owner population in the Prairies is very sparce and I doubt very much that they will have Superchargers there in the foreseeable future. Maybe 2021 at the earliest.
I know Tesla has the map, but a bunch of grey indicator points do not do anything and I am just suggesting Tesla put a certain area under priority for the moment. At least build a couple of superchargers in between Winnipeg and Regina, and a couple in between Regina and Calgary.
Part of the reason that there have been approximately zero Teslas sold in the prairies is that the governments have not been very helpful in promoting EVs. Provincial governments in Quebec, Ontario and BC have provided subsidiaries and have also subsidized charging stations, both public and at private homes. I don't think that has happened in the prairies and the government in SK, at least under Brad Wall, seemed hostile towards EVs and green energy.
Unfortunately, a lot of Tesla owners will fly instead of driving long distances.That is not they way Tesla should look at it. I hope Tesla is not thinking that way. Remember their main objective... to promote the advent of sustainable transportation. You cannot promote sustainable transport if there is a 2/3 day void section across the country with no supercharger infrastructure. There are people in the prairies buying Tesla, there are those who have stated on forums they want to wait until superchargers are set up before buying... but buyers like this do not wait for long. Installing those superchargers would remove plenty of ICE vehicles from the market place in this year alone and would begin the process of converting more.
Tesla is not a fledgling company anymore that no-one has heard of. Now there are people who will not buy until they believe Tesla realizes they exist. I am convinced of this that if Tesla can see it in their plan to piut in superchargers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan; it will make a big difference.
I agree with you if you are talking about the majority of people from Ontario... but these are people from the prairies. They do not fly as much as you think. I grew up in Saskatchewn, left when I was 18 to go to U of T; but by the time I was 14 our family had been from Victoria to New Brunswick. Everey summer was a road trip like clock work. We were not the only one. It was part of the prairie lifestyle.Unfortunately, a lot of Tesla owners will fly instead of driving long distances.
I agree, great location. One is also being built at Fairview Mall at the moment.