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Norwegian deliveries

I reserved my P85 #2145 on 27. December. Yesterday I decided to sign up for the Signature wait list. The Signatures are all gone of course but I thought that maybe enough defers to open for a chance. The eternal optimist. Of course, TM UK office confirmed the wait list is long, but that I am on it.
Curious about when they expect deliveries will start in Norway, especially now that production is cranked up. I was told for now they plan 12 months from my reservation date. That means maybe for Christmas. Bummer!

Anyone else with info about Europe arrivals?

Benz: 133 deliveries last week (no.1 on the list!) so >500 in September is definately a strong possibility.

Normally a "Leaf"-customer would probably consider a Tesla Model S too expensive, but as the tax-system as well as being able to use the taxi/bus-lane for all electric vehicles I actually believe quite a few "Leaf"-customers - not normally that occupied with design and performance - would actually consider buying the S.

I would personally never buy a Leaf, but a bunch of my neighbors has bought one - and they´re great for commuting.

I just have to say again that I´m so extremely thrilled with the S. Such a dream of a vehicle in all aspects!! Charging it for free while I´m at the office, all filled up even with merely a 13A 220V schuko available...

There are many EV offerings. Leaf, Mitsubishi iMiev, VW Up!, BMW i3 and more.

Last week the Model S was in top position in Norway with 133 new registrations. First time for an EV. In second place the VW Golf with 118.

@ Notre

Where have you found the information of weekly new Model S (and also VW Golf) registrations in Norway?

Wow, then a huge number of about 500 Model S registrations in Norway per week could really be possible. I love Norway.

After the US, Norway really is the second country where EV sales figures are showing some progress. That's great.

@Benz you would love to see the media here in Norway.
First it was "WOW! What a great car and it's coming to Norway."
Then it was "This is a game changer"

Now it is, "How can a luxury car be so subsidised by the Government?" However, this is how the usual stuck-in-the-mud other car companies are try to cry foul as the Model S is now outselling everything in Norway including the most popular ICE car, the VW Golf.

I was at the Tesla showroom in Bergen recently, it is close to other car dealerships, I was there when four guys from the Ford Dealership walked in. I couldn't help myself, I had a big smile on my face and said "It's the future fellas and its here today. What do you sell that is like this?" reply, just angry faces. I laughed and loud, just to rub it in.

I am loving the Tesla hype in Norway. Norwegians are genuinely in love with this car and Tesla.


Yeah, Norway is the example for the rest of the world. I would love to vist Norway someday, that's for sure. Thanks for posting your experience.

That's awesome guys! Model S outselling a world high volume car like the Golf! Just amazing!

I know over here many upset with the slower than expected roll out of SC's but we can for sure see why Tesla would use resources first on Norway. If the Model S becomes known as being the #1 selling car in a country (yes a small country) as a $100k electric that is a marketing coup beyond belief!

It will be known that if a country with high incomes, high gas prices there is a BIG market for EV's. (even expensive EV's)

I am just waiting to see how some in the press over here will spin this as negative? An EV added to Norway charged with Hydro Electricity will be not good in what way???

Yes, among EVs.

Patience is a virtue...?
Talked to tesla Oslo today and I was told that I should expect delivery mid-November. I am RN 2145 with VIN 16851.
General delays in deliveries was confirmed. Everybody - prepare mentally.

Would it be possible for somebody in Norway to inform us (in this thread) about the number of Tesla Model S registrations in Norway in the second week of September? That would be great.

Or there might be an article about it in the newspapers or magazines over there in Norway. If you see it, then please share it with us. Thanks

BTW, the RN is more or less useless, internal TM reference only. Not sequential. Only the VIN and reservation sequence number are informative.

About 20 Tesla Model Ses are being delivered in Norway, every working day. That's great.

Guess that number (20) will rise slowly and steadily to higher levels, right?

@ Brian H - you are right of course.

As to everybody else with interest in Norwegian situation the local forum has tons of info, in Norwegian of course. But with Google translate and patience sense could be made:,49.0.html

My Tesla Model S will be ready in January 2014. I've been told. Any possibility that Tesla can speed up production so I can get my Tesla in November or December?

Will Tesla start delivering the Model S in Drammen in September or October?

How many people in Norway can actually afford to buy a Tesla Model S?

How many people in Norway can actually afford to buy a Tesla Model S?
Very very many. Consider that a new car here will typically run you 150k-250k NOK. That leaves let's say a 300k NOK gap up to a Tesla.

It is the norm in Norway for people to own their house or apartment. Renting is uncommon. An important part of the reason for this is a tax law which very heavily favours having a mortgage rather than paying rent.

Norway never had a proper housing crash in or after 2008*, and homes have been steadily rising in value for ages: Over the last ten years the average home has increased in value by over 100%. A home can easily cost 1M NOK and up in or near the cities. So a family that bought a home 5-10 years ago and has been making its downpayments since should easily be able to go to the bank and increase the mortgage by 300k NOK secured by the property. This is all they need to close the gap up to the Model S, if what they really want is a Model S.

* They say one is coming "any time now" but they've been saying that a while. In any case, that's only one more reason to milk the mortgage while you still can right? :p


Thanks for the info.
That's good news.


@bent it's fascinating to learn how different each country is. Thank you for the information.

I just learned yesterday about Australia where electricity is more expensive than gas (assuming the Aussie didn't lie to me), and optical cables are not wide-spread due to the vast size of the country and the thin population spread. I had thought Australia were Texas with beaches - how ignorant of me. (But I did know that Norway is NOT Canada with lots of blonds, for whatever it's worth)

Best place to get quick info on EV´s in Norway is here;

In Norwegian, but easily digestible by Google translate

Latest here about Tesla and how the car is NOT taxed in Norway

Also about MB using Tesla drive train in their new B

BMW sold 700 i3 before deliverable in Norway, and VW, sold 1000 e-Up´s

Also, Renault now allowing their new e-car sold with battery (previously only a lease option)

So, for EV connoisseurs, a must site to follow :-)

Just add to the rosy stories, taxation is very, very severe In Norway where 50% income tax bracket is quickly reached. Deductibles are few and not at all comparable to the US tax code. And don't forget that VAT on everything is 25%.

The MS interest is huge because the price is comparable to any regular sized car due to no import fees or duties and VAT. @bent mentioned, to extend the house mortgage is easy and the MS is frankly a no-brainer; a super luxury car that you normally would never be able to afford and who knows how long this will last.

The press has started to publish "hate stories" about MS being a subsidised luxury car. And in a country where "envy is stronger than sexuality" that discussion does not bode well.

How many TMS are produced pr day right now?

@Lance Westin

Must be somewhere between 100 and 120 per day (on average).

@Lance Westin

Actually, it's more likely to be around 120. It surely is (much) higher than 100.

I've got delivery in January 2014. Any chance that Tesla can speed up the production so my delivery will be November or December 2013? ...

@Lance Westin

There is a higher frequency in VIN assignment, and the production rate should follow accordingly (just about). If your delivery is early January 2014, then it just might get to early December 2013. But that is just a guess. Nothing is sure.

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