The probable location of Brandon’s Tesla Supercharger likely became clearer recently in connection with work that’s begun at a section of the Corral Centre parking lot in between Ashley Furniture and Dollarama.
The topic of construction in the area was raised in an eBrandon discussion last weekend when work was visibly taking place in the vicinity of an area previously speculated as being a possible Tesla charger site. Now Canadian technology website iphoneincanada in a posting today refers to the construction as Tesla’s first Supercharger in Manitoba.
Though comment could not be obtained from Tesla to confirm plans for Brandon, information on their website indicates that a charger is planned for the city in 2019 with the notation that “exact timing and specific location may vary.” In addition to Brandon, Tesla’s website shows three more as coming soon in Manitoba (Winnipeg, Portage la Prairie and Reynolds).
Fencing had been in place around the site earlier in the week, though it has been taken down and visible signs of construction are no longer present after what looks like installation of a portion of the charger. An idea of what comes next may come from down the Trans Canada Highway in Moose Jaw where a very similar construction took place prior to Brandon and currently sits in what visibly resembles the same state as what you see in the picture locally.
In the short-term other than potentially getting a glimpse of the future the main takeaway for many local folks may be the lack of construction for the moment at Corral. Though there is no known Brandon Tesla owner as of the time of this posting, a Tesla driver from rural Southwest Manitoba can often be seen frequenting city streets. A handful of other vehicles that benefit from drawing a charge can also be seen from early adopter drivers in a field that’s only likely to continue to grow over time as charging technology becomes more prevalent.