World’s Largest Fast Charging Station Opens – Includes 20 Tesla Stalls (video)

SEP 2 2016 BY JAY COLE 23

More than 150 local Tesla owners showed up yesterday to witness the grand opening of the world’s largest fast charging station, which includes 20 Tesla dedicated Supercharging stalls…so we guess we can say the world’s largest station was also over-crowded for the first time as well.

New Tesla Supercharging Stalls In Nep

New Tesla Supercharging Stalls In Nebbenes

Thankfully there was a lot of great coverage that we can share, as Norsk elbilforening (who send us along a lot of great shots) and Bjorn Nylund (with some on the scene video) where both at the event.

The station is a joint project between Tesla and Fortum Charge & Drive, with representatives on hand from both outfits – Tesla’s country manager Pål Simonsen, and Fortum manager Jan Haugen Ihle, as well as secretary general Christina Bu of the Norwegian EV Association (Norsk elbilforening).

“Today we represent more than 35,000 EV owners, making us the biggest EV owners organization in the world. More than 3,000 of those drive a Tesla, the rest drive a large selection of different models and makes. I think it´s wonderful to get a fast charging station where a total of 28 EVs are able to fast charge at the same time” said Secretary General Christina Bu.

...and also the first overcrowding of EVs at world's DCFC largest station

…and also the first overcrowding of EVs at world’s largest fast charging station (via

The station is located at Nebbenes, which is 45 minutes north of Norway’s capital of Oslo.

20 Tesla Stations, 4 50 kW DCFC And 4 22 kW (AC) Points Give Norway The Title Of Having The Largest DCFC Station In The World

20 Tesla Stations, 4 50 kW DCFC And 4 22 kW (AC) Points Give Norway The Title Of Having The Largest Fast Charging Station In The World (via

Specifically at the station, besides the 20 Tesla Supercharging stalls, Fortum Charge & Drive offers four fast chargers with CCS/CHAdeMO connection and four type 2 medium fast charging points with 22 kW power.  The Supercharging units share a 2 MW output.

“I would also like to thank all Tesla owners. Our mission would have been impossible without you. And I am pretty sure that this Supercharger has been the most requested lately. We have been pushed quite hard, and we try to comply with your wishes as best we can. Our single most important task is to accelerate the world´s transition to sustainable energy, and we are doing it through devoted ambassadors like you. This is our next step, and we are very proud to take it with you.” – Tesla country manager Pål Simonsen said.

Our jealousy congrats to Norway on the achievement, and hope to see more large, multi-standard fast charging stations like this one around the world soon!

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23 Comments on "World’s Largest Fast Charging Station Opens – Includes 20 Tesla Stalls (video)"

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Christina is a very nice lady and 100% invested in the promotion of Electric Mobility. They have a very unique concept on promoting EV adaption in Norway. And yes I met her before.

I hope this will also become a reality in Ontario as well.

For Sure! – And – can we get some Solar Love over such a Charging Station while we are at it? like maybe a 250 kW – 500 kW Solar Array – or maybe the full 2000 kW as provided, and from a Solar Array Capacity of Equal Capacity?!

2 MW is going to require a pretty big area of panels. Not sure that collating them with the station necessarily makes sense. Of course it is image-wise nice to make a roof of solar panels, but it would deliver closer to 2 kW than 2 MW!

Btw the power to this station is hydropower – as is 98% of electricity in Norway. Production is actually larger than consumption, but we export some and occasionally import a little from continental Europe, which is the only reason the figure isn’t 100%.

“2 MW is going to require a pretty big area of panels. Not sure that collating them with the station necessarily makes sense”

Indeed. I found an article just a day or two ago about a 1 MW solar farm which was 650 acres, which is slightly more than a square mile (640 acres = 1 sq. mile). With Norway’s more northerly latitude, it would take even more land area.

It doesn’t make much sense to co-locate a solar farm of several square miles with a high-capacity EV charging site. Large solar farms should be located in some remote area where land is quite cheap; a high-capacity EV charging site should be located near a busy highway intersection.

Typically 3 acres will produce around 1 gwh per year

It wouldn’t come close to supplying even half the power, especially that far north, but having solar cells on an carport/awning that would keep the charging cars out of the sun/snow/rain would be a win-win. Maybe cover a couple spots for the cars that are “on deck” for the next available charger, as well.
Though with 20 chargers pushing a total of 2 MW… How often are you going to have any wait time?

How busy will a high-capacity EV charging station be? Well, let’s compare to an “average” gas station, if there is such a thing. I’ve seen some wildly differing claims for how many customers an average gas station gets in a day, everything from just 200 or so to perhaps 2500. But I like to use one analysis I’ve read based on an analysis of California gas stations, which indicates about 1100 customers per day. If the average Tesla driver spends 25 minutes charging his MS or MX, and if we take the overly optimistic assumption that cars are being charged one after the other, with no time between them, spaced out evenly over 18 hours a day, that means we need (1100 / (18 / 60) x 25) = 146.67 Supercharger stalls to service 1100 cars in a day. (Obviously some can charge in the wee hours of the morning, when the station isn’t busy; but also obviously, if you want to avoid waiting lines, you’d have to have more than 147 stall, to allow for especially busy times during the day.) Of course, we can argue that we won’t need nearly that many stalls, because 90-95% of charging is… Read more »

The math gets you in trouble. I recalculated your example. Number of stalls = 1100 cust. / (18*60/25) cust.per stall per day. You get 25.5 stalls. This result is not that pessimistic after all.

Ontario Electricity is probably the most expensive anywhere they are selling it to The USA for pennies per KW because we produce too much & Meanwhile selling the same electricity to Ontarions @ 85 Cents Plus per KW. THEY are PUTTING UP MORE & MORE WINDMILLS Daily…We’ve had Clean * Hydro electricity from Niagara falls Forever & The Government is Screwing us to the wall on a Daily Basis with HIGH Rates … ..Electricity Rates just went up AGAIN!!!

“We had clean hydro electric from Niagara Falls”?

We still do! We also have old Nuclear plants one that is the 7th oldest in the world.

Extremely high salaries at these plants. Yes they need to close Pickering and layoff the 3,000 employees…

We have long outgrown our cheap hydro and we no longer export to the US for nothing and this summer imported more than exported.

Once Pickering shuts that will help big time!

Yeah, living in Buffalo I can remember when your rates were 1/2 of what we paid for electricity. Now, people in ontario pay more than we do, even compensating for the exchange rate. One young Tesla Owner at the service center I happened to strike up a conversation with (in Mississauga) complained about all the “Silly Solar panels at 80 cents/ kwh” that he was financing with his electric bill, but doesn’t have Solar. He’d be happy to know that I get 2 1/2 cents / kwh on any overage I make, not 80. Which the power company immediately sells to my next door neighbor for 11.7 cents/ kwh. But on the plus side, I do get a daily net metering facility at absolutely zero additional cost – so that is definitely worth something. Ontario has gone completely ‘Coal Free’. Of course, rate payers probably should have been told there will be a monthly cost to that decision. But since the big Nanticoke installation 80 km west of Buffalo, NY had poor smog controls, we are now breathing easier. If they had installed decent scrubbers on those plants, like they had done with the recently shutdown coal plant in my… Read more »

People of Ontario probably have the government hey deserve, that generally how things work in a democracy.

Want changes ? Vote the sob’s out. GET INVOLVED !!

And $ 0.85 cents per KW, I doubt it, probable more like 8.5 cents.

early adopters got 80 cents/kwh, i believe it is now down to around 35 cents/kwh.

All those beautiful hydroelectric powered Teslas. Sleek and 100% emissions free.

“The future is here, it is just not well distributed.”

It is a beautiful thing. But not 100% emissions free once you include embedded energy in the cars and all that had to happen to make them (like digging metals out of the ground and so on).

But I believe the embedded energy is only on the order of a single year or so of driving (with average mileage). So after that it is very near 100% with basically just tire wear and brake pads and so on having any carbon footprint.

It depend because if ore extraction is made with renewable electricity, if transport is made with ev, if production is made with electricity and if final delivery is made with an ev truck then embedded emissions also effectively becomes zero.

Heia Norge

Takk ?

Very cool!?

The biggest Supercharger except Fremont, but isn’t it also the world’s biggest fast charging site? All in all it has 24 fast DC points (20 Tesla, 4 CHAdeMO/CCS) and 4 semi-fast 22 kW AC points.

The only car to make good use of the AC points is the ZOE. Tesla *can* charge at 11 kW there, and 22 kW if equipped with double chargers – but why would they when there are 20 Superchargers next to it? For everyone else the AC points are only good for topping up when you need more than 80%. Fortum charges by the minute and the AC points are about 60% cheaper than the DC ones.

20 stalls would be 10 supercharger bays, and even if these are the new 135 kw chargers, that would be 1350 kw. I don’t see where the 2000 kw statement comes from.

A 2 MW output for 20 cars. That is recharging 20 cars in 60 minutes at 100 KW or making 20 successive 3 minutes 2 MW chargings. The MW charging would be much faster but also take in much less space. So still more power will keep its interest for a while at least up to 500 KW or 1 MW, perhaps further since there is no reason we shouldn’t overshoot our gas filling time habit and go for 30 seconds if technology permits.