Tesla unveiled the first phase of its European Supercharger network this week, charging up six stations in Norway, the continent’s current EV capital.
The strategically sited Superchargers cover Norway’s busiest highways, linking the capital, Oslo, with Trondheim, Kristiansand, Stavanger and Gol, and are located near amenities like roadside diners and shopping centers. According to Tesla, approximately 90 percent of the Norwegian population lives within 320 km of a Supercharger station.
Tesla Superchargers bypass Model S’s onboard charging equipment and deliver up to 120 kW DC directly to the battery, providing half a charge in about 20 minutes.
To inaugurate the new network, three Model S departed from locations in the north, west and south of Norway, and made 500 km journeys to the capital. Each car charged at two of the new Superchargers, cheered on by local officials and media.