Tesla Motors Supercharging Network in <del>Europe</del> Norway

Tesla Motors Supercharging Network in Europe Norway

Tesla Motors officially opened a set of six Supercharger stations in Norway. This is the first such installations in Europe.

The total number of Superchargers is 23 (on average of almost 4 per site) and, like in US, all have 120 kW of power and can recharge up to two cars at once splitting power between them (all together there are 46 charging spots). This means that the new inlet for Europe can do the same job as Tesla's connector in North America.

Power level in Norway is slightly lower then 120 kW, about 110-115 kW according to Norsk Elbilforening, but the declared charging time on Tesla's website stays at 20 minutes to replenish about 50% of capacity, so this drop in power is not making a noticeable difference.

Model S owners in Norway are now able to conveniently travel for free between cities along well-traveled highways throughout the country

"With locations in Lyngdal, Aurland, Dombås, Gol, Cinderella and Lillehammer, Norway's most vital and commonly used roads and highways are covered by Tesla Superchargers. Model S customers can drive routes such as the E6 from Trondheim to Oslo, the E18 from Oslo to Kristiansand, the E39 from Kristiansand to Stavanger, and Highway7 from Oslo to Gol for free and with minimal stops. Approximately 90 percent of the Norwegian population lives within 320 km of a Supercharger station, and about 60 percent of the country's total land mass is within the same distance of a station."

"Tesla Superchargers represent the most advanced charging technology in the world, capable of charging Model S 20x faster than most common charging stations. Superchargers provide half a charge in about 20 minutes, delivering up to 120 kW DC (Direct Current) power directly to the Model S battery using special cables that bypass the onboard charging equipment. And because Superchargers are located where customers want to stop, near amenities like roadside diners, cafes and shopping centers, road trippers can stop for a quick meal while their Model S charges for free."

Tesla promoted the new infrastructure with three Model S sedans that departed for Oslo this morning from locations in the north, west and south of Norway and traveled the major routes Trondheim-Dombås-Lillehammer-Oslo, Bergen-Aurland-Gol-Oslo and Stavanger-Lyngdal- Cinderella-Oslo:

"During their 500 km journeys, each car charged at two of the new Tesla Supercharger locations, where they were met by enthusiastic customers and local officials."

Here are a couple of new videos from Norway:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIqBjhcjkdI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7bpaLgVP_A