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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?

:-) I have hardly waited a month with a prospect of 12 months before I may see the car. I frequent all the blogs daily! in a feverish search for any indication of a speed up. This is taking a toll on mind and soul.

"After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing after all as wanting [waiting?]. It is not logical, but it is often true.
Mr. Spock -- Amok Time

P82 here

P2317 here. Reserved Dec 30.

I visited the Oslo Tesla store today. They have a Model S there now, with Norwegian license plates. The car looks even better in real life than on pictures!

Tusen takk! :-)

I hope they all will keep this thread alive so we can have an overview of the local progress. After all, Norway is the 2. largest Tesla market - all due to the wonders of extreme taxation of ICEs.

I guess Norway was hoping the high ICE taxes would drive people back to reindeer, but Tesla happened instead!

Reindeers indeed :-) The last Stalinist nation - according to a recent Swedish politician - has a policy of collective transportation as the holy grail, as in trains and busses. Not that I agree with said polkitcian but...

The P85 could easily have been about USD300,000. Comparable to the Porsche Panamera I would think.

Can't wait to get my P85. No import tax, no VAT, no HP tax, no CO2 tax, minimal annual car fee (USD 100 vs. USD 700), no toll road fees; free public charging points all over (almost), and - no more gas at USD 9.50/gallon. It will be like in heaven!

Yeah, public transportation, just the thing for a shopping trip to the hardware and grocery store. I can attest that it can be done. But you won't like it.

I have #2440 and i wonder?
- Is this number just for Norway? Or all of Europe?
- Any one else up in North-Norway who has order on a Model S? (I am in Tromsø.)
- How will it be for servise? Do i have to drive to Oslo? (1800km/1100miles, That is a short drive for us.)

The tesla office in oslo dais that they were thinking of opening Tesla shops i Bergen and Tromsø, but nothing was decided yet.

#2440 is in Europe, I think almost half of them are norwegian reservations.
They have said they will open stores in Bergen and Trondheim, not Tromsø as far as I know. So you can put your car on hurtigruten(coast boat route) and send it to Trondheim. If there are enough Teslas in Tromsø you could coordinate a visit from Tesla rangers.

@mail@adrianthom...

I talk to the dealership in Oslo before I paid. He says Bergen and Trondheim. It is only 1000km/625miles to Trondheim, who is the nearest. When i says that i live in Tromsø, he mention that they want to open a store/service point.
BUT! Look at the map and in Tromsø it lives only 60 000 people, Nearest town is 160km/100miles away (6000 people). Harstad (300km/185miles) is nearly 20 000 people and Narvik (250km/160miles) is just above 18 000 people. So i do not think it will be a Tesla store/Service point here.
People want DIESEL-engine here. They tows caravans and trailers whit snowmobiles. Everyone laughs when I tell them that I have order an EV. They think I am mad as a fruitcake. And I might be that, but I want my Tesla. I will wait, but I want it.

@KnutNorway
Thanks for information about reservation number. :-)

BUT YOU ARE JOKING! You think i will sett my Tesla on the coastline... I WILL DRIVE! I only hope it will be any charge point along E6 that is 400V/3f so it can charge quick.

Julius: You are absolutely right. I just remembered wrong. I absolutely agree with you. You should drive. Enjoy the car ;-)

Julius,

I imagine Ishavsveien (or somebody else) will have installed some fast-charging station(s) along your route by the time you get your car... or at the very least by the time you need your first service!

They have already installed fast-charging stations at Vestby and Svinesundsparken en route to Gøteborg. Other routes are in the pipeline...

We have been promised that Model S cars destined for Europe will be capable of 3-phase fast-charging. Not full Tesla-style "Supercharging", but pretty quick still non-the-less.

I've also heard a rumour that Tesla is planning 20 "Superchargers" are planned for Norway... if that is true then we have much to look forward to :)

@Carl Barlev

Hi and thanks for answer. But I am going to get installed some charging at home that will "boil" my battery pack. So Ishavsveien (3,75miles/6km) from here (in wrong way) is not helpful. But i am grateful for your help.

But we need 400V/32A AC 3Fase. That will give 72,5miles/116km an hour. That is more then helpful. 3-4 hours from 0 to 100%. Equal to 230V/16A AC 1Fase. That charge the battery whit 12miles/19km an hour. It will take about 24 hours to charge from 0 to 100%.

It is a lot of 230V/16A AC 1Fase. that is "charging point" in Norway. It will take time to drive too Trondheim (625miles/1000km). South from Trondheim I will believe it become an better infrastructure.

E6 is 1636miles/2618km long. 163miles/261km from "Supercharger" to "Supercharger" will be 10 from Svinesund to Kirkenes. Hmmm. I hope that rumor is right. Then I can drive like I do today in my DIESEL engine... Dreames! :-))

Not to worry. As posted elsewhere, gas station chains are planning to put in charging points where they sell gas today. As we know they don't make their profit on gas but the over priced kiosk stuff. And having an EV owner hanging around for an hour os so means more sales, so a perfect 'symbiosis' if you may. I am not worried about charging points. It may take a little while, but you have now about 10,000 EV car in our country. The 50,000 threshold (EV non-tax revision) for 2017 means there are a realistic volume accumulated to justify investments as mentioned.
By the way, check the the "LadeNå" app on iTunes: already there are charging points all over the country, private as well as public.

@GeirT

:-) I have download that APP as you told us to do earlier. It is great.

Sad that it is no charging points in North of Norway. (Nordland, Troms og Finnmark.)

(P.S. Try to se how fare it is from Steinkjer (E6) to Røkland (E6). :-( And it is only 230V/16A!!! It takes a lifetime!!!)

@Julius, I keep repeating myself as I am (obviously) getting old but also a desire to keep the thread active not to be buried way back in the forum. I think a Norwegian 'window' is important for us norsemen ;-) to be informed of the deliveries to our side of the pond.

Your are right of course, a long stretched country has some challenges especially up north due to low density population. But as I keep harping on, I believe that there will be charging points popping up pretty quickly.

If not, we shall form a Tesla Owners Union and demand from Tesla, gas station chains and government alike that we now have fulfilled our part of the contract by getting rid of ICEs thus met their demand for reduced CO2 emissions and ecological footprint (and all that baloney), so time for them to step up by providing power outlets! Unite, and on the barricades!

Well, maybe difficult to get the populaces sympathy while sporting our luxury sedans. I am however sure that someone with a political green agenda like Belona (they drive around in a Roadster and has endorsed Tesla efforts in the past) will front the issue.

So, not being serous about a Union :-) and being a free market believer, I think this will quickly find a solution as long as the business model makes sense. And it will be, eventually.

I have to admit I love to see the excitement build in Norway! It reinforces my belief in this company as it expands to other regions. I think the momentum is building.

Julius;
Interesting comparison between Norwegian and English:
Fase in Norwegian is Phase in English. There is another word, "faze", which many confuse with it. But it means disturb, discourage.

@ noel.smyth, excitement?!! It is a fewer that building up! I can hardly let a day pass by without checking the website, hoping for the famous button to configure, even all reason tells that it won't happen before early Autumn. Maybe.
It is starting to happen though. Saw a Swiss brother got his configure button, a Sig.
And TM is cranking up production, no doubt about that judging from US deliveries. So, hope against hope...? Maybe not.

Geir;
By all means. Check every 15 minutes. The exercise will do you good!

@GeirT :-) Of course!

@BrianH It was at 02:00AM and my eyes was small.

@noel.smyth We are like kids in front of a Christmas tree, high on sugar.

Reserved a 85kw in june 2011. Now changed to P85. Just received a call for specs today. Expected delivery postponed from april to june due to production capacity restrains last fall.

@GeirT - its well worth the wait - the car is amazing, I received mine a few weeks back. I Wont be purchasing an ICE car again and I suspect many others feel the same after experiencing this car. When I invested in Tesla it was with the thought that the European market is larger than the US market for Tesla and I am very happy to see the excitement in your country and hopefully it spreads (I suspect it will!).

thought that the European market is larger than the US market

I bet the desire is greater here (gas costs $8+/gallon), but because of extra taxes in most countries cost is also quite a bit higher preventing people from purchasing it as easily as their otherwise equal US counterparts can. Car is also considered to be simply too big for many here (I think). I think Tesla will see a huge % increase in Europe sales with GenIII compared to Model S.

@ schirmik. in Norway? They called you, and you got the red button for configuration?
Got to be the first one for Norway - no? What was your reservation number?

@ Brian H, muscle building by the minute..... how sad!

@ noel.smyth, I am so envious ;-) but happy for you! The major TM sales will be the US for sure. I believe the TM sales in Europe however could actually be more significant than the combined US car sales to Europe today, as that is little. Of course, GM and Ford produce local designs in Europe, so that excluded, as in export from the US. It is good for your economy...so let us have them, quickly!

@GeirT: Saving the world through buying Model S. Not only the environment, but US economy too.

Buying the Model S will do bupkis to save the world, which in any case is not in need of that, but if it makes you feel noble ... :D


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