Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) Opened 7 More Superchargers This Past Week

Posted Sep 1, 2013

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has expanded their Supercharger network into a couple more places this past week.  This includes the Pacific Northwest of the United States and in various locations across Norway.

Woodburn, Oregon

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) announced on August 29th at about 12:50PM that they have opened a supercharger in Woodburn, Oregon.  “Rain or shine, Model S owners can now Supercharge for free in Woodburn, Oregon!” said Tesla Motors in a tweet:


Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) wrote a tweet on August 30th that they have opened a Supercharger in Lyngdal, Norway.  “Lyngdal Supercharger now open! #EuroSupercharger” said Tesla Motors in a tweet:

This was followed up with an announcement that Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has opened up 6 more Superchargers in Norway on August 30th:

“Finished in Olympic city Lillehammer and broke the record opening 6 Superchargers in Norway today! #EuroSupercharger,” said Tesla Motors in a tweet.

Now 90% of Norwegians live within 320 kilometers of a Supercharger.  This is within the Model S 425 kilometer range:

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) now has Superchargers in Lyngdal, Aurland, Dombås, Gol, Cinderella, and Lillehammer.

What Are Superchargers?

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) Superchargers are capable of charging the Model S twenty times faster than common charging stations.  The Superchargers provide half a charge in 20 minutes, delivering up to 120 kW DC (direct current) power directly to the Model S battery using special cables that can bypass the on-board charging equipment.  Superchargers are generally located where customers want to shop like cafes and shopping centers.

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) designs and manufactures electric vehicles along with electric vehicle powertrain components for Toyota and Daimler. Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has delivered around 15,000 electric vehicles to customers in 31 countries.

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) started to deliver the Model S in Europe this summer.