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US Spec Car in Norway

Discussion in 'Norway' started by MikeInFL, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. MikeInFL

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    Very curious as to what is required to bring a US Spec car into Norway. What sort of Duties/Taxes would be applicable? Lighting modifications? Most importantly is it feasible to even charge the car in Norway with the US Spec charge port? Is J1772 an option? (My apologies for all of the questions, but I have heard stories of people importing US Spec cars to Norway and these questions crossed my mind)
     
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    There is a Tesla to J1772 adapter that comes with the car, but you'd be out of luck with the European Superchargers.
     
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    There will be many, many issues that makes this extremely "not worth it". Homologation will cost a lot: inspection fees, required mods (lights for one). SC won't work. Home charging could work but only 1-phase with a US EVSE (either J1772 or HPWC). Data connection won't work. Etc etc. Warrantly likely not valid?
     
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    Yeah, maximum charging would be 32A 230V, or 7.3 kW. A 40A or 80A installation would never be approved, unless you install a three-phase to single phase transformer.

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    Wait, CHAdeMO adapter would work, though. ;)
     
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    Any idea why the difference in the SC charging? I would have thought SC's, being Tesla proprietary, would have been the same world wide. Just curious.
     
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    due to the different sized charge port on the EU spec cars ...
     
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    #8 Yggdrasill, Nov 5, 2014
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    Type 2 is the standard for all new European cars and AC charging points. Type 2 also supports three-phase, which allows the Model S to charge at 22 kW almost anywhere, instead of the aforementioned 7.3 kW.
     
  9. MikeInFL

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    Thanks for all of the great info so far! If I recall correctly the guy I spoke with was only moving there for a year or so with his company? I don't believe any tax will be required but what about duties, and how much would it even cost to ship a car from the east coast of the US to Norway?
     
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    If you are staying for only a year, and have a contract that shows this, it's possible to keep the car registrered abroad and drive it in Norway with the foreign number plates for a year (possible to apply for up to two years) without registrering it here. It would still have to conform to the legal requirements with regards to lights etc. though. In that case there would be neither tax nor duties, which are anyway basically zero with an EV. I checked shipping from the US to Norway for a classic car I wanted to buy once, it was actually quite cheap (IIRC $2000 + insurance) but takes 4-6 weeks.
     
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    Maybe. That one is probably much cheaper than what you can get here. But if it's too fussy abould checking grounding faults, it won't work on IT power grid found in approx 75% av Norway.

    Also, EV charging with schuko sockets should not exceed 10A. 13A was allowed until this summer, but has been lowered to 10A for fire safety reasons.
     

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