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Iceland Model S deliveries

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by GSP, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. GSP

    GSP Member

    Dec 28, 2007
    Icelands stalwart EV importer finally gets his Telsa Model S

    "The self-described "crazy Viking" does not give up, and that's why he will be getting his Model S soon. He signed the papers last week, and told AutoblogGreen he thinks he will get the first Model S in Europe at some point in July (We asked, but Tesla has not yet confirmed or denied this)."

    Perhaps the first Euro spec cars?

    Also, he is buying several cars. Is he reselling them as used or new?

  2. RobotGrease

    RobotGrease Member

    Sep 5, 2012
    United States
    1,000 Model S Ordered for Resale in Iceland?

    Can someone expound on this? Or direct me to more info? I never saw it mentioned on the forum or in the news previously. This seems to line up with Elon mentioning "his largest customer" when referencing cold weather performance from time to time. Is this a private individual buying and selling as a customer with no further relationship to Tesla, or something more? Pseudo Franchise?
  3. DaveT

    DaveT Searcher of green pastures

    Nov 15, 2012
    San Diego
    Did some research on this and found:

    "Gislason made a splash by ordering 1,000 Teslas, but he’s on his way to fulfill at least the first part of that order, with 50 Model S cars to be delivered to Iceland in 2013. “I expect the first one in July, two more in August, 10 in September, then 38 in December,” he said. To make sure he has the first Model S in Europe, he’s flying it in on a cargo plane from New York to Reykjavik." -
  4. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    Northern Virginia
  5. deonb

    deonb Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2013
    Redmond, WA
    Isn't Gisli effectively becoming a Tesla dealer by doing this though?

    He did the same thing in 2011 with Mercedes Benz ML 350's.

    "At roughly $100,000 a pop, Gisli Gislason is confident that he can sell the units over in Iceland for a profit."


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