We knew Tesla Model S sales were shooting through the roof last month in Norway.

Bjorn Slides His Tesla Model S Into Position

Bjorn Slides His Tesla Model S Into Position

Now, we have a solid figure.

In March, Tesla Model S sales hit 1,493 units in Norway.

This figure puts the Model S on the top of Norway's automotive sales chart.

In fact, the Model S accounted for 10.8% of all new passenger vehicle sales last month in Norway.

Or, to put it a different way, one out of every ten vehicles sold in Norway in March were Tesla Model S EVs.

1,493 units is nearly equal to the estimated 1,600 Model S EVs that Tesla sold in the US in March, so Norway is hot on our heels, despite having a population of just over 5 million, compared to the US' 313-plus million.

Some other points worth noting in Norway:

  • 1,493 units sold is a single-month record for any automobile ever sold in Norway
  • Tesla Model S outsold #2 seller VW Golf by a ratio of more than 2 to 1.
  • Nissan LEAF with 425 units sold in March landed in third place on the overall sales chart
  • YTD Tesla Model S sales are 2,056
  • Tesla is outselling Ford in Norway so far in 2014
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