Reliable power for Tesla charging stations
Sissach, Switzerland, August 2019 – US-based electric vehicle manufacturer, Tesla, wants to expand its four existing charging stations, so-called “superchargers”, in Pratteln, Switzerland to 28 stations. Because of the lack of the necessary power supply in this area, a new transformer station will be built and Rauscher & Stoecklin has been awarded with the delivery of a 1000 kVA distribution transformer.
In May 2019, the construction of the expansion of the charging stations began. Only 10 minutes from Basel and en route for Pratteln-bound traffic, it is the ideal spot for plug-in stations for electric vehicles. Together with the partner Cellpack, Rauscher & Stoecklin will deliver a 1000 kVA transformer for the newly built transformer station.
Some specifications about the project:
• 24 new Tesla “superchargers”
• Located in Pratteln, next to the waterpark “Aquabasilea”
• 1 x 1000 kVA oil-filled transformer
• Specially reinforced windings
• 24-hour operation
• Charging station with up to 120 kW
We are very happy to be the supplier for this interesting and future-leading project. Rauscher & Stoecklin aims to invest more in this business field in order to deliver specially-designed transformers for charging stations in the future.
– Mirco Gisin, Customer Service Manager
Tesla, founded in 2003 and named after physicist and inventor Nikola Tesla, is a US company, specialized in electric car manufacturing as well as solar panels and electricity storage systems. The company’s objective is to “accelerate the transition to sustainable energy”. In 2018, the company ranked as the world’s best selling plug-in passenger car manufacturer and continues to grow.
About Rauscher & Stoecklin
Rauscher & Stoecklin is part of the Swiss-based R&S Group, a leading provider for power products in selected niches. The company, founded in 1919, is a well-established and experienced manufacturer of transformers, switchgear, and other electrical equipment.