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Tesla To Invest In Supercharging Stations For Nova Scotia

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By Kevin Harrison

Tesla Inc., best known for its high end electric vehicles, has announced plans to install supercharging stations in Atlantic Canada by the end of 2018.

The move is expected to encourage potential customers to sign on the dotted line as more charging stations mean less range anxiety.

Tesla has confirmed that the bulk of the eight charging stations alotted for Atlantic Canada will be in New Brunswick but says it has set aside two stations for Nova Scotia. It also says the stations will be available for use for Tesla models only.

The California-based company is staying mum on the new supercharging stations until they are open, however the sites will be located in Halifax and Truro.

Fast-charging stations take about 30 minutes for a complete charge and in Nova Scotia, the cost is expected to be around 28 cents per minute, or $8.40 for a half an hour.

While Tesla is working hard to set up infrastructure for Atlantic Canadians to charge their Tesla’s, there is currently no Tesla dealers in the region. This new investment could signal an intent to have dealership presence for Atlantic Canadians.

[The Canadian Press]

 

About Kevin Harrison

Car Driven is a Canadian car blog that focuses on anything and everything automotive. Provides up to date information on the latest in the auto industry from a Canadian perspective. If you are car addicted, this is where you get your fix. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia and raised across the harbour in Dartmouth, Kevin Harrison became addicted to cars at the early age of three. When Kevin’s parents noticed that he only played with Hot Wheels and completely ignored any toy that wasn’t a car, they knew they had spawned a child that would grow up to be completely obsessed with cars.

 

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