Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) reportedly having charging issues in Norway

Posted Jan 28, 2014

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is reportedly dealing with charging issues in Norway due to extremely cold temperatures. Apparently the charging cables supplied with the car are not able to provide a charge in below-zero temperatures. One Tesla Model S owner was stuck with a dead battery around 100 miles from the closest Supercharger. Problems with chargers in Norway is a big deal because they are one of the top European countries for Tesla purchases.

“There have been reports of batteries dying far from recharging stations,” stated Peter Bardenfleth-Hansen, Tesla?s Northern European sales head. He apologized to customers for the inconvenience and that they were ?trying hard to resolve this.?

Tesla spokesperson Esben Pedersen said that their recharging system is “too sensitive” for Norway’s electricity network. Norway uses a slightly different adapter than other countries in Europe and the U.S.

Members in the Tesla Motors Club forum reported that they also have dealt with small cold-weather issues like foggy windows and parking sensors that are confused by the snowfall.

[Source: The New York Times]