- They hope to be the first ever to complete this 6,000 km journey across Canada.
- They will rely on Tesla’s Supercharging network along the Trans-Canada highway for charging.
- Fast Wheels, a local wheel manufacturer, is their primary sponsor and supplies the EV01+ wheels for the Model 3.
We at MI know both Fast Wheels and the owner of the Tesla Model 3 Performance (aka Magneto), Ian Pavelko, quite well. And if anyone will successfully complete this journey to prove that EVs are not “limited”, it’s Ian and his buddy Trevor. On Monday, February 24th, they leave BC on a 6,000 km trek across Canada that will see them arrive in NS roughly three days later.
Such an adventure was unthinkable only a year or two ago. With bigger battery packs and, importantly, an ever growing charging infrastructure, long road trips in an electric vehicle are now possible. Now, Ian Pavelko from Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC and Trevor Page of Aurora, ON, are preparing to drive Ian’s Tesla Model 3 Performance from the Tsawwassen reserve area in Delta, BC all the way to Point Pleasant Park in Halifax, NS in three days, if all goes well. Another pair of Canadian drivers attempted the challenge in late December but the weather had other plans.
The principal factors that will make this 6,000 km trek possible are Ian and Trevor’s unwavering faith in the car, their questionable mental health, the completion of Tesla’s Supercharging network from one end of the Trans-Canada highway to the other, and Fast Wheels‘ dedicated line of wheels designed specifically to maintain electric vehicle efficiency.
The Driving team says: “So many people think that EVs are limited to secondary roles as commuter cars here, and while that may have been true in the early days, the advances of the last few years have changed the segment dramatically. As Tesla owners and fans, as well as advocates for the entire EV movement, we’re excited to make this trip and show people in dramatic fashion how capable these cars and the charging networks that support them really are.”