Tesla opened six free Supercharger stations in Norway, which can charge the battery of Tesla’s Model S electric vehicle. These charger stations became the first that American automaker has opened in Europe.
Chargers appeared in Lyngdal, Aurland, Dombås, Gol, Cinderella and Lillehammer. Tesla representatives noted that these cities are located close to the most lively and busy roads in Norway. Furthermore, 90 percent of the citizens live within 320 kilometers of newly opened stations, and 60 percent of Norway’s land is nearly in the same distance.
First free Supercharge stations were opened in the US in September of last year. They are located in California, Nevada and Arizona states. Stations accumulate energy from the sun and replenish stock batteries of Model S by 440-volt fast charging system. For half an hour at the charging station such extra batteries can be increased to a level that allows you to cover the distance of 240 kilometers.
Earlier Norway also became the first and only European country that officially sold the first copy of the Tesla Model S. Its owner was Frederic Hauge.