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Tesla Motors launches Supercharger network in Norway

Tesla Motors introduced the first elements of its European Supercharger network—a set of fast charging stations across Norway. 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% of the Norwegian population lives within 320 km (199 miles) of a Supercharger station, and about 60% of the country’s total land mass is within the same distance of a station.

Superchargers provide half a pack 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.



Norway with its generous incentives and privileges is Shangri-La for BEVs.

I'm not so sure about how the model S will do in the rest of Europe.
Its width makes it a bit like driving a bus in narrow European city streets.
That is fine if it is the chauffeur's job anyway, so I suspect that the demographic which will fancy buying it will be even more elevated than in the States.

Of course, some will put up with the inconvenience to drive the car they want, but the width is not really Europe-friendly.


The Tesla Model S is not a wide car?


It is wider than the BMW 7 series, although a bit shorter.
That is big for European city streets, and parking spaces.
A small SUV like the Hyundai's can be uncomfortably close to other cars there, and acquire scrapes.

HarveyD minimum interior width (60+ inch) is required for two 300+lbs North American passengers?


Tesla S Width 77.3

BMW 7 Width 74.9

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