Tesla Europe Deliveries Now In High Gear: 133 Model S Registered In First Week Of September In Norway

4 years ago by Jay Cole 8

The First European Tesla Model S Delivered In Norway Last Month

The First European Tesla Model S Delivered In Norway Last Month

A little over a month ago we reported on the first Model S electric sedans to be delivered into Europe.

"Those who seek the spirit of Norway face peril and adventure, but more often find beauty and charm." -  Maelstrom at the Norway Pavilion, Epcot

“Those who seek the spirit of Norway face peril and adventure, but more often find beauty and charm.” – Maelstrom at the Norway Pavilion, Epcot

More specifically, about a dozen were delivered on Aug 7th in Oslo, Norway.  By the end of the month, it was reported Tesla had shipped and sold 185 copies of the Model S for August in the country, good for 1.6% of the total market.

Now as Tesla has just fired up six Supercharging locations around Norway comes word that September is going to be a very good month for the company in Europe, as Øystein Byberg for Hegnar Online (not in English) reports that 133 more were registered in the first week – for a total of about 318 cars sold in the last 30 days.

To give some context to how many 133 cars sold in a week is for Norway:

  • that represents about 5% of the entire market
  • the Tesla Model S is the best selling car for Norway so far in September; second place? VW Golf at 118

Just over 3,500 electric vehicles have been registers so far in Norway, and the Model S may have a shot at outselling the monthly EV sales champ Nissan LEAF.  In August 448 LEAFs were sold.

Also of interest:  Tesla recently announced plans to expand their Supercharging plans throughout Europe at the IAA (Frankfurt autoshow).

Hat tip to Josh B

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8 responses to "Tesla Europe Deliveries Now In High Gear: 133 Model S Registered In First Week Of September In Norway"

  1. Jonas says:

    This is great news BUT, anybody could rank #1 in the low volume norwegian auto-market, for a week or a month, as long as they have a 3-year-stockpile of pre-orders to take from.
    The interesting part is if Tesla could sustain the deliveries over the next year to come. Then we are talking revolution.
    Jonas, NOR

  2. Bonaire says:

    Some of the buyers have had orders on the books for a year or two. Needs more data for a few quarters of sales.

  3. Koz says:

    No doubt it will take more time to know what the sustainable market will be for the S in Norway, but c’mon folks. This is number on of all vehicles by a wide margin and they only have about half of the stores up and running delivering vehicles. This would be equivalent to selling 10,000 in one week in the US.

  4. Robster says:

    Great news, I’m curious about the other European countries. BTW Hegnar Online is not in Dutch, It’s in Norwegian:-)

  5. Robert says:

    Either way, the tsunami is coming. I think anybody who has read around online about EVs for more than 5 hours knows that.

    Also saw the video on VW’s battery research yesterday. I had no idea VW so into the idea of EVs. Awesome.

  6. Chetr says:

    Normally I would agree with the previous commentors, and require more evidence, but not in this case. Wherever this company opens a market, there has always been a acceleration of sales limited only by production capability, due to a “chain-reaction” caused by the “Ah-ha!” factor among perspective buyers (“Oh, I get it now!”). Until you have actually experienced a Tesla firsthand, your knowledge is severely limited, tantamount to a Newtonian physicist describing the Universe, or a movie reviewer who’s only read the book.

  7. Chris O says:

    @ sceptics: Model S is the price of a BMW 328i in Norway, not being as burdened with taxes as its ICE rivals. Save to assume this will dominate the luxury and even the upper middle class car market in Norway not just this month but structurally from now on.

  8. Bonaire says:

    As of sept 16, apparently total sales are 511 for the year in Norway so far.