Source: Zero EV/Twitter
The Tesla Supercharging network became the biggest 150kW plus EV charging network in Europe last Wednesday, and now one enterprising classic car conversion business has grabbed the opportunity to try it out.
Tesla has been trialling the opening of access to its Supercharger network for some months now. It started in Norway, where EV uptake is the highest in the world. It then expanded to other European countries, including Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and France.
Last week, it added the UK, Spain, Sweden and Austria to the mix.
Now, Zero EV – a UK business that says it has converted 100 classic cars including Porsches and iconic MGs – has given the Tesla Supercharging network a whirl.
It’s certainly a sign of the times: a classic Porsche Boxster 986 charging at what is now Europe’s largest fast-charging network.
“Charging our Tesla powdered Porsche with power from a Tesla supercharger….. thanks @elonmusk,” they said in a post on Twitter (later clarifying their phone’s autocorrect had changed the work “powered.”
Charging our Tesla powdered Porsche with power from a Tesla super charger….. thanks @elonmusk pic.twitter.com/RlcO5N9c6d
— Zero EV (@zeroevuk) May 24, 2022
The business converted the vehicle in 2020, showcasing the conversion in a four-part series on Youtube. To convert the Boxster, they used a 36kWh Tesla battery pack, and added the ability for 11kW three-phase charging as well as 150kW CCS2 fast-charging.
150kw ccs charging – Zero EV kit coming soon. #ccs #charging #evconversion #Porsche #dccharging pic.twitter.com/Xks66UIADQ
— Zero EV (@zeroevuk) September 27, 2020
You can view Zero EV’s full Boxtser conversion video series starting with this one: