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Supercharger - West Kelowna, BC

richteer

Member
Nov 11, 2019
26
77
Kelowna, BC
I had a look at the West Kelowna Supercharger's progress on Monday (December 21st). It's looking good!
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truenorth

Member
Jun 14, 2019
32
18
Kelowna, BC
No kidding...parked right across the entire row of superchargers.

Looks really good, nice access too from 97.

Looking forward to Osoyoos too, perhaps ready for Spring.
 

bcsteeve

Member
Jul 18, 2015
649
716
Kelowna, BC Canada
Princeton? I'm surprised. I don't think many people go that route. It is a nice drive, but takes way longer. And with a full charge in Hope, you can make it to Kelowna even in the winter, at least in a LR Model 3 or better. I know... I had to do it last winter when RT5 was closed.

Not complaining though! Princeton offers some nice backup options and will be a potential lifesaver for lower-range cars.
 

bcsteeve

Member
Jul 18, 2015
649
716
Kelowna, BC Canada
Crazy. I was at a Dr. appt on Friday that's right there and I didn't see them. I read about it in some article, then checked Tesla's map which makes no mention of them. I thought the article was wrong until I saw this thread. Lol, how'd I miss them? I would have parked within 20m of them!
Lol, I'm still not sure how I missed them. From the photos above, I think this is where they are (in red). The path I drove was in black. Drove right past them... TWICE.

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In my defense, I was in pretty intense pain. I got clipped by a truck while I was walking a day or two before. In the weeks since, I've had an MRI and have found out I have 3 herniated discs (and 1 tear). So a great end to a fantastic year for me! [heavy sarcasm]

I can't imagine I'll ever use these chargers, but I'm super stoked that they're here! Great location both for visitors and those passing through (right off the main highway)
 
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EnterpriseT

Member
Jun 17, 2019
115
75
Vancouver
Princeton? I'm surprised. I don't think many people go that route. It is a nice drive, but takes way longer. And with a full charge in Hope, you can make it to Kelowna even in the winter, at least in a LR Model 3 or better. I know... I had to do it last winter when RT5 was closed.

Not complaining though! Princeton offers some nice backup options and will be a potential lifesaver for lower-range cars.

I'd argue not many do it because it's hard to do right now.

Lots of South Okanagan people are very happy about Princeton. It is the better route for anything south of Penticton and Penticton itself is a toss up. It also serves the Kootenay/Lower Mainland routes.

For the SR+, you still need Merritt for Kelowna or Kamloops in all but ideal conditions and that's if you're willing to cut the speed and live with really low Soc on arrival. Especially going to the interior (uphill).
 

3'sterly

Member, RWD LR 3
Nov 1, 2019
59
194
Bellingham Wa
Tesla’s website recently updated target dates for future Superchargers and West Kelowna now says 1st quarter of 2021. They have been late before, but it’s a new thing to include which quarter
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They also say Vernon will get one in the 2nd quarter (first time I’ve heard that) and that’s also when they’re targeting Osoyoos.
Plus Salmon Arm and Cache Creek are penciled in for the 3rd quarter 2021.

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DoubleDD

Member
Sep 18, 2020
61
98
Surrey BC
Can't wait for this location to be open. Great location for those that live in West Kelowna and arriving from the lower mainland. Hoping the Osoyoos Supercharger is done before July. thanks everyone for the updates
 
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srlawren

Active Member
Aug 3, 2020
1,082
727
Vancouver, BC, Canada, Eh?
At the rate things are going with covid, the final electrical permit could be 'signed in triplicate, sent in, sent back, queried, lost, found, subjected to public inquiry, lost again, and finally buried in soft peat for three months' and still be approved before the border opens.

Our current (US) government's plans for how to tackle the situation and thereby speed up the border reopening are currently on public display. You can find them in the basement of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying ‘Beware of the Leopard'.

@pb2000, @mociaf9 I see you guys are hoopy froods who really know where their towels are! If you've crossed 6 impossible border entry points this morning, why not round it off with breakfast at Milliways, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe?
 

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