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Published on April 4th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

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7 Tesla Norway Facts That Will Blow You Away

April 4th, 2014 by  


Norway EV market share

We published earlier today on the fact that the Tesla Model S was the top-selling car (of any type) in Norway in March, and that it actually broke an all-time monthly registrations record in Norway. However, I dug in a little bit to track down a Norwegian article on this news, and I found a bunch of interesting facts on Tesla’s success in Norway. Here are 7 awesome facts regarding Tesla in Norway:

  1. Starting with perhaps the biggest, Tesla set a new Norway monthly record for any individual car model last month. Its 1493 Model S registrations beat the 1454 registrations that the Ford Sierra logged back in May 1986.
  2. There have been more Tesla Model S’s registered in the first three months of 2014 than all of Ford’s models combined. 2056 vs 1825.
  3. The Tesla Model S accounted for 10.8% of car registrations in Norway in March (and 12.9% of registrations in the last week of March).
  4. So far this year, the Model S has accounted for 5.6% of car registrations (2056), more than any other model. (Next in line is the Volkswagen golf at 4.3%, or 1577 registrations.)
  5. Tesla’s March 2014 registrations were more than double the #2 VW Golf’s registrations. 1493 vs 624.
  6. There are already more Tesla Model S’s registered in 2014 than were registered in all of 2013 — 2056 vs 1983. (Granted, Model S deliveries began in Norway in August.)
  7. Despite having just one model for sale, Tesla is currently the #6 manufacturer in Norway in 2014 in terms of registrations.


While we’re at it, let’s give Nissan some love, too. Its fully electric LEAF has also taken the top sales spot a few times in Norway. So far this year, it is #3, just barely behind the VW Golf (1559 vs 1577). In March, it was #5 in new registrations (425), behind the Golf (624) and the fully electric VW e-Up! (444).

More must-read stories on Norway’s EV leadership:

Norwegian Electric Car User Findings (10 Charts)

How Expensive Are Gasmobiles In Norway? VERY (& That’s Logical)

Top-Selling Cars In Norway Now Electric Cars (Two Months In A Row) — 4 Reasons Why

Record: Norway Electric Car Sales Hit 12% Of Total Car Sales In November

~1% Of Vehicles In Norway Now Electric

Norway’s Rocket Growth In Electric Car Sales (Chart)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk & CTO JB Straubel In Norway Q&A (VIDEOS)

Norway EV Sales In 2013 — 100% Increase In Sales

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Slide credit: Francisco Carranza, Manager of Corporate Planning at Nissan Europe. Photo credit: Zachary Shahan / EV Obsession / CleanTechnica 


 

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is tryin' to help society help itself one word at a time. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director, chief editor, and CEO. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, and Curaçao. Zach has long-term investments in Tesla [TSLA] — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in this company and feels like it is a good cleantech company to invest in. But he does not offer (explicitly or implicitly) investment advice of any sort on Tesla or any other company.



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