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Tesla supercharger comes to Kelowna

More Tesla supercharger stations, like this one in Kamloops, are coming to the Okanagan.
January 06, 2016 - 8:30 AM

KELOWNA - A new supercharger station for a high-end line of electric supercars is now in Kelowna — a first for the Okanagan.

The Best Western Plus Hotel & Suites has partnered with Tesla to install a charging station that can charge the batteries of their Model S line in around half an hour. The station was installed last month.

Kamloops got a supercharge station last year and now that Kelowna has caught up, there are Tesla Motors supercharging stations in six B.C. communities — Vancouver, Hope, Kelowna, Kamloops, Revelstoke and Golden. Supercharge stations can charge a vehicle in as little as 20 minutes.

There are also a couple dozen 'destination charging' stations, which charge a little more slowly, available throughout the Southern Interior.

With a full charge taking the car up to 200 km, the station will be critical in enticing local motorists to invest in the electric cars, which according to a page on the Predator Ridge website can be leased for under $1,500 a month.

For a map of Tesla charge stations visit the Tesla Motors website, for a full list of electric charge stations visit plugshare.com.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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