Ten years ago, Tesla opened the first Supercharger station in Europe. That is why Tesla is celebrating today (29-8) and everyone can charge for free at a supercharger. Even if you don’t drive a Tesla.
You have to be quick, because the free charging is only possible today. The first six Supercharger stations were placed exactly 10 years ago in EV country Norway, not entirely by chance. That number has now risen to more than 9,200 fast chargers in Europe. There are more than 45,000 Tesla superchargers worldwide, spread over 36 countries.
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Tesla superchargers in Nederland
In the Netherlands, the first supercharger stations were opened in December 2013 in Oosterhout and Zevenaar. That number has expanded rapidly and is currently approaching 40 stations. Tesla seems to regard the Netherlands as one of their most important markets anyway, since V4 superchargers were installed here as the first country in Europe. These charging stations can be found in Harderwijk.
Tesla’s charging stations have become increasingly powerful over the years. The V4 charging stations such as in Harderwijk support a charging speed of up to 350 kW. The currently most common V3 superchargers support up to 250 kW charging speed, while the first charging stations in Norway from exactly ten years ago could charge up to 120 kW. The maximum charging speed has therefore almost tripled in ten years.