It also have CHAdeMO and Combined Charging Standard (CCS) fast-chargers used by other vehicle manufacturers.
Tesla has opened its first 20-stall Supercharger station, one of the world’s largest Tesla Supercharger and DC fast-charging station at Nebbenes, Norway on Thursday, Sept 1. It also have CHAdeMO and Combined Charging Standard (CCS) fast-chargers used by other vehicle manufacturers, mainly BMW and Nissan. Nebbenes is a small rural town 40 miles outside of Oslo. Tesla’s operations representative in Norway, Pål Simonsen; the manager of Fortum Charge & Drive, Jan Haugen Ihle; and the secretary general of the Norwegian EV Association, Christina Bu attended the function.
According to HybridCars.com, 28.4 percent of new vehicle sales in Norway are plug-in electric vehicles (PEV), where Norway leads second-place California which sees roughly three perfect of its new vehicle sales going towards PEVs. Three fast-charging systems at new site will provide EV drivers, regardless of brand, easy access to recharging.
The secretary general of the Norwegian EV Association, Christina Bu said, “I would like to thank Tesla for pushing other car manufacturers in the right direction, and also for taking responsibility for fast-charging. They show everything is possible.”
“Today we represent more than 35,000 EV owners, making us the biggest EV owner’s 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.” he added.
Fortum Charge & Drive’s Jan Haugen Ihle spoke at the event, “Making it universal in order to make every EV model able to charge is key to us. I would also like to thank the people here at Nebbenes tavern for their cooperation, making the development happen rather quickly. Our part of this fast charging station is a part of our network for all EVs in southern Norway, making it possible to drive from Oslo to Trondheim. So far this year we have installed 160 fast chargers, with more to come before the year’s end.”
Recently there have been rumors that Tesla may begin installing Superchargers across U.S. gas stations and grocery stores through strategic partnerships with the landowners. Around 4 lakh early reservations placed on its highly anticipated mass market Model 3 ahead of production shows the possibility of new Supercharger stations larger than Nebbenes one. PWKD06092016.