600 kW, 14-Spot Charging Station Launched In Norway

JAN 22 2015 BY MARK KANE 13

Largest Fast Charging Station in Norway (Source: BKK )

Largest Fast Charging Station in Norway (Source: BKK )

Norway again astonishes with its latest and largest fast charging station in Bergen that even Tesla Motors would be proud of..

The station is equipped with 14 charging spots for all three major standards – CHAdeMO, European Combo and AC Type 2.

Of those 14 spots, 6 are 50 kW CHAdeMO, 4 are 50 kW Combo, and 4 are 22 kW AC Typ 2, so everyone will be happy.

There are no multi-standard chargers it seems, as all of them are compatible with just one standard. Don’t ask us why, but at such a station multi-standard units should be cheaper right? Maybe not?

The fast charger supplier is ABB, while AC spots comes from Proxll.

At peak, the station could draw up to 600 kW of power.

EV drivers must pay to charge at the station roughly $11 per half hour (there is an initial payment of some $1.30 and an additional per minute fee of $0.33).

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600kW you say? Yawn. Tesla has many 12 stall Superchargers locations that draw 750 kW or more.

Ocean Railroader

This kind of power demand would require a three phase three transformer hook up from the power company. This is a good thing in that they keep on saying that solar power will suck the life out of the power companies.


$11 per half-hour to deliver approximately 60 miles of range, so about $0.18/mile. Note that charging 60 miles at home will cost the equivalent of about $2.50, so most charging is still likely to be done at home.

$11 would buy about 1.5 gallons of gas at Norway’s current fuel prices, so that’s still fairly competitive with gas.


“Note that charging 60 miles at home will cost the equivalent of about $2.50, so most charging is still likely to be done at home.”

Most charging will likely always be done at home. That doesn’t mean there isn’t a place for public charging.

Chris O

With large battery cars like Model 3 and Bolt in the works, why do they keep installing low output quick chargers?

David Murray

The gas station of the future.


I sure hope these are upgradeable… 50kW and 60mi of range in a half hour is not impressive, nor is it the future… people are going to be pissed when more 200mi cars hit the market and people find it takes more than 2 hours to charge them


The problem with your back-of-the-envelope math is that you completely neglect the fact that any BEV will ramp down its charge rate as it gets near full. Something tells me that a 200 mile BEV will charge much faster than 60 mph for most of the cycle. It will probably be able to use the full 50kW from 15-85% State of Charge. I would guess that in the right window, a 200-mile BEV would charge at more like 120mph. Granted, still not Tesla speeds, but FAR better than the smattering of L2 we have around here.


Get one of these past the zoning board, one less parking space, a good gust, and they’re all set:


The title is misleading because it gives the impression there was a 600 KW charger opening in Norway, which would indeed have been big news since the Superchargers of Tesla at at135 KW.
That would have been four times as fast and already closer to the 1000 KW objective.
Unfortunately it appears that it is only the total power of all the chargers together that have that power and the highest power is actually less than half that of a Supercharger.
So, luring title but disappointing reality.


Funny, I didn’t get that impression. “600kW, 14 spots charging station” does not imply to me that each spot is 600kW, but that the sum of the 14 is.

Where did you get the 1000kW objective from? Is that from a study, or just your personal preference? IMHO, 135kW is all we really need. As batteries get bigger, they will be able to pull the full 135kW for longer, so charge times will not go up linearly. Besides, a half-hour break every 200 miles is good for health and safety.


It isn’t standard at all to mention the total power of all the chargers combined at one place, that is why the 600 KW mention first appeared as a single charger power but it isn’t the case. The reason why 1000 KW is interesting is because for a 100 KWh battery it means you charge it in about 6 minutes, which is similar to a conventional refueling, so you can just wait while it charge in the car when it rains or stretch the legs somewhat but not have to really wait with a coffee a restaurant or another longer time activity. It makes ev recharge more similar to what we are used to for long trips. The only alternatives is battswap, a rex or another range extending possibility like on the move recharging or whatever. Hypercharge at 1 MW seems so straightforward that it is an interesting objective.


Yes, I was hoping it was an intelligent station that would crank out higher power if a car could charge faster.