Avis Ordered 280 Teslas For Fleet Use In Norway

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JAN 7 2019 BY MARK KANE 13

Hundreds of Teslas will be rented in Norway

Rental car company Avis has received roughly 280 Tesla Model S and Tesla Model X in Norway during the past year, which makes it one of the biggest Tesla rental fleets in the world.

Electrek notes that the Avis order enabled Norway to be ahead of the Netherlands as the biggest European market (8,614 to 8,585) for Tesla last year.

Tesla sales in Norway slightly increased in 2018 and most of the sales are Model X:

  • 2013 – 1,983 (S)
  • 2014 – 4,040 (S)
  • 2015 – 4,039 (S)
  • 2016 – 3,481 (2,051 S and 1,430 X)
  • 2017 – 8,460 (3,712 S and 4,748 X)
  • 2018 – 8,614 (3,633 and 4,981 X)

In 2019, the Tesla Model 3 should launch sales to a whole new level.

Source: Gjengangeren via Electrek

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Tesla Service center at Buena Park moved their loaner fleet to Enterprise rental, Enterprise bought a bunch of Model S and rent it back to Tesla.

These are all new service loaners for Tesla. Many of them are in use already.

Now Avis needs to buy a bunch of Model 3s and bring that service to the US please!

I have to say that the novelty of traveling has worn off for me, but being able to rent a Model 3 would make it much more enjoyable.

I really hate going on business trips and having to rent an ICE to drive around.

They just figure it will be easy revenue to over-charge (yuk yuk) people for bringing it back empty……

How do anyone bring it back “fully charged”?

Unless there is a near the return, there is no way anyone can do that.

Also, I imagine that with high turn overs sometimes, they would need Superchargers onsite to keep cars fully charged.

that’s the joke!

Netherland with 8585 sales was in 2nd place, but it’s population is 3 times larger.

With VAT tax savings, it is probably cheaper than a midsize ICE sedan.

No, not normally – since the ICE engines are usually weak and small (to get a low milage, and low emissions = lower taxes). But add a large engine, and a Tesla will be cheap compared to it.

California is really leading on US with 365,300 out of 764,000 sales through December 2017.
California percentage is 5.83% to 5.63% for the Netherlands.
This is for sales of Electric and Plug-In Hybrid through December 2017.

I live close to a Tesla service center in Norway, and there are normally around 40-60 Tesla model S’s and X’s parked there waiting for parts to arrive. So I think most of those people are getting rental vehicles in the meantime (there is also an Avis sign there). So probably some of these cars are used for those service rentals, although I noted that Avis also offers fleet rentals of other e-cars in Norway like the Leaf and the I3. I think only in Oslo can a normal person actually rent an e-car from the Avis counter. (an I3)