After a weaker first quarter, Tesla finally noted 7% growth for Model S/Model X sales in Western Europe during the first five months of this year.

Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S

The results are however widely varied because Tesla is doing exceptionally well in Norway (+94% year-over-year) and in the Netherlands (+71%), while in the other big markets for plug-ins sales, Tesla sales decreased substantially.

We are aware that part of the issue could be current allocation of cars for deliveries, but let's take a look:

  • Austria - down 51%
  • Germany - down 37%
  • Switzerland - down 33%
  • Belgium - down 25%
  • Sweden - down 20%
  • UK - down 14% (est.)
  • France - down 1%

In most of those countries, plug-in electric car sales as a whole went up this year, so seeing Tesla down is not a promising indicator.

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As we reported just a few days ago, during the first five months of 2018, Tesla significantly increased its sales in Norway of both the Model S and Model X. Here are those figures:

  • Tesla Model X: 247 in May (up 79%) and 1,548 YTD (up 72%)
  • Tesla Model S: 272 in May (up 209%) and 1,386 YTD (up 127%)
Model S returned back to form, but it’s still below its results from 2014 and 2015 when in the first five months respectively some 2,598 and 2,108 were registered.