Tesla announced plans to greatly expand the Supercharger network in Iceland through a partnership with a gas station chain.
Iceland is perfect for the massive adoption of electric vehicles. The island’s electricity generation is already almost 100% renewable, which makes EVs super clean, and being a remote island, petrol is expensive.
Albeit being sparsely populated with only ~350,000 people, there’s a significant concentration of population around Reykjavík, and people have relatively short commutes that can be covered with most electric vehicles.
Tesla has made an investment in the country by building a Supercharger network on the whole island, which it opened to all electric vehicles in 2022.
The investment paid off as Tesla became the best-selling car brand in the country in 2023 with a massive 20% market share. The Model Y also demolished a 35-year record for the best-selling car in the country.
Now, Tesla is looking to expand its charging infrastructure in the country to support the growing fleet. The automaker announced a deal with N1, a gas station operator, to deploy 20 new Superchargers across the country:
That’s a massive expansion, considering Tesla currently only operates 9 Supercharger stations in Iceland:
Iceland has put in place incentives for car rental companies to update their fleet with electric vehicles – making it easier to drive electric for people visiting.
Tesla vehicles are obviously a popular choice for those rental fleets and they are going to need charging. This new deal with N1 should help accelerate that transition.
Tesla has announced plans to expand its Supercharger network in Iceland through a partnership with a gas station chain. Iceland, with its almost 100% renewable electricity generation and high petrol prices, is ideal for the adoption of electric vehicles. Tesla has already built a Supercharger network on the whole island, which opened to all electric vehicles in 2022. This investment has paid off, as Tesla became the best-selling car brand in Iceland in 2023 with a 20% market share. To support the growing fleet, Tesla has partnered with N1, a gas station operator, to deploy 20 new Superchargers across the country. This expansion is significant considering Tesla currently operates only 9 Supercharger stations in Iceland. The country’s incentives for car rental companies to update their fleets with electric vehicles make Tesla vehicles a popular choice, and this partnership with N1 will help accelerate the transition to electric driving in Iceland.