Happy 2020 before I forget! I would like to share my Canadian road trip research.
After watching Bjørn Nyland's latest YouTube episode, I am vastly more interested in a long range trip with my Model 3. In his video, he takes his Performance Model 3 sedan (named MC Hammer) on a 1000 km journey.
He had a strange slow charge rate in Löddeköpinge which hurt his overall challenge time. He utilizes the fast charging network in Norway which is more universal vs here in America.
I have been wanting to test out a few of the new Canadian superchargers across our state border and of course explore some places off the beaten path.
I am leaning towards heading to Montreal, Quebec, Canada first and then making a circle back through the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire, through Buffalo and Cleveland (2,392 mile per Google Maps).
|Madison, WI, USA||Start with 100% SOC|
|Rolling Meadows, IL (25 min charge)||10 Superchargers, up to 150kW|
|St. Joseph, MI (25 min charge)||8 Superchargers, up to 150kW|
|Marshall, MI (40 min charge)||8 superchargers, up to 150kW|
|Comber, ON (30 min charge)||8 Superchargers, up to 150kW|
|Woodstock, ON (40 min charge)||8 Superchargers, up to 150kW|
|Port Hope, ON (25 min charge)||8 Superchargers, up to 150kW|
|Kingston, ON (60 min charge)||8 Superchargers, up to 150kW|
|Montreal, QC, Canada|
Duration: 20 h 7 min (1,034 mi)
|Next, Destination Chargers|
I can only imagine if all of these chargers were upgraded to V3/250kW.
Destination Chargers Nearby:
|Stationnement Publique – Renaissance Marriott||0.1 mi from city center|
|Hotel Le Dauphin Montreal||0.3 mi from city center|
|Hotel Le Germain – Montreal||0.3 mi from city center|
|Centre Bell||0.4 mi from city center|
|Hotel Le Crystal||0.4 mi from city center|
|Le Mount Stephen||0.5 mi from city center|
|Cite du Multimedia||0.5 mi from city center|
|Hotel Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile||0.5 mi from city center|
|The Ritz-Carlton Montreal||0.6 mi from city center|
|Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel Montreal||0.6 mi from city center|
I am pleased to see so many options for convenient overnight charging. Another option could be to find a nearby RV/camp park, plug-in with the 14-50 adapter and see up to 30 miles per hour or less depending on how warm or cool you keep the cabin.
There are also several superchargers in Montréal and surrounding suburbs. Also, there appears to be many more in construction in and around the city. This would be a nice alternative to sticking with a hotel that has a destination charger. Possibility more flexibility but add 30-40 minutes of charging before bed or in the morning. To each their own.
|Montréal, QC||12 Superchargers, up to 150kW|
|Montréal-Ferrier, QC||2 Superchargers, up to 150kW|
|Pointe Claire, QC||20 Superchargers, up to 150kW|
|Laval, QC||20 Superchargers, up to 72kW|
|Brossard, QC||12 Superchargers, up to 150kW|
|Mascouche, QC||16 Superchargers, up to 150kW|
Visit Lake Nipissing
|Ottawa, ON||Starting Point|
|Deep River, ON||6 Superchargers, up to 250kW|
|North Bay, ON||6 Superchargers, up to 250kW|
I am in the process of getting use to a new powerful computer change from desktop to mobile. 12-threads (6 core) provided by 9750H mobile processor, 15-inch high-refresh rate screen, 16GB of memory, NVMe SSDs, solid performance for photo editing, blogging and some video editing ftw.
This trip will be sponsored by the free supercharging I received through the Tesla referral program. Thank you everyone's support!
Feature image for this post was found on Unsplash by Marc-Olivier.