I stopped by this morning and talked to a Tesla employee inspecting the station. He said November to have the recent superchargers turned on. Also mentioned new Red Deer supercharger construction just started.
It's probably superfluous to tag @Chuq and @MarcoRP , but since it's been 6 minutes since the above post and Supercharger.info hasn't been updated yet, I'll do it!Post from Electric Vehicle Assn. of Alberta (EVAA) Facebook page this morning....
Apparently there's Supercharger being installed at Strathmore, AB at the RBC Bank?
I don't think this has been reported before....
It looks like it's almost ready to go...
Google Maps link to the location
Actually, I added it like 20 seconds before you posted this haha!
Does this suggest another site is possible at Brooks, AB? Calgary to Bassano is about 140 km, so splitting that with Strathmore is close to 75 km, definitely very short. Bassoon to Medicine Hat is about 150 km, perhaps suggesting another split eventually, though maybe not a requirement. I know Tesla often spaces SCs closer on the outskirts of large cities, then increases spacing after a few SCs. This makes sense as travelers leave cities from many locations, on either side, and will reach lower SOC at different distances.
This might also just be a special case because the Rocky View supercharger is on the North outskirts of Calgary. This Strathmore location will allow a direct route from Canmore going East through Calgary on the Trans-Canada Highway itself without having to go around on Stoney Trail to the Rocky View Supercharger to charge up. It probably won't save any time but could allow the full trip while staying on TC-1. The Strathmore location to the Canmore Supercharger is 153km through the centre of Calgary on TC-1.
It is unclear if you reported this to the folks at supercharge.info ?Found new Red Deer construction site. Across the street from Shell chargers. PlugShare - Find Electric Vehicle Charging Locations Near You
Still blown away there isn't a supercharger in Calgary proper. The south part of the city is getting hosed.
Superchargers are not for long distance travel only. If they were, Vancouver wouldn't have 4 superchargers, the Greater Toronto Area wouldn't have 8, and Montreal wouldn't have 5. It's about convenience and have a reasonable safety net - literally the first line on the Tesla Supercharger website is "Stop along the world’s fastest charging network while you grab a quick bite to eat", not "only stop and use these if you are on a road trip".Perhaps Canadians are too polite to use superchargers for non-long distance travel.