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Model S in Norway

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Foleson, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. Foleson

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    I didn't see information on the Model S sales in Norway posted anywhere else, so I thought I'd share the news that fill Norwegian media these days on the Tesla Model S and EVs.

    The Tesla Model S is after the first quarter 2014 the most sold car model of ANY manufacturer in Norway so far this year.
    With 2.056 Model S's registered, it beat the second on the list, the VW Golf, by a margin of almost 500 cars (1.577 new cars sold).

    In March 1.493 Model S's were registered, which makes it the most sold car model in Norway during a single month EVER, breaking a 20 year old record. The VW Golf on second place sold 624 cars. Despite only selling the Model S, Tesla is on 6th place of total cars delivered per car manufacturer for 2014, following VW, Toyota,BMW,Nissan and Volvo.

    Even more encouringly from an EV owner's perspective is that more than 20% of all new cars sold in Norway in March are EV's. While the inflated end-of-quarter deliveries of the Model S obviously contribute a lot to this number, it is clear that the fast increase in number of EV's on Norwegian roads generates a much bigger demand for charging facilities. With the number of EV's on the roads, we now also see shops and foodmarts actively adverticing that they have built/will build charging stations as a means to draw customers. To me that indicate that we have now reached the point where the ball really starts rolling as EV owners in Norway now have become a group worth catering to instead of being seen as only a few weirdos who drive strange little cars.

    As a Model S owner, the novelty of being one of only a few people who drove the car six months ago is of course now gone, but it is pretty neat to be driving in packs of Teslas too :) Instead of being the soletary stalker, I now feel like a wolf. And the ICE cars are the prey destined for extinction :biggrin:
     
  2. AMN

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    Thanks for posting that.

    What is the purchase price and annual registration fees for a car like Golf and Model S, so we can compare? What's the price of electricity and gasoline?
    Is there a quantitive cap or a certain timeframe that will remove EV tax status in the future? Could your politicians turn around and pass legislation that would remove EV incentives? How likely is that?
     
  3. Foleson

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    Most VW Golfs cost between 50-55.000 USD, so the average price is probably in this range. The Model S in Norway is roughly US prices with an additional 15.000 USD on top. So a VW Golf is half the price or less than a Model S.

    The annual tax for an ICE is 500 USD and 75 USD for an EV

    Gasoline prices are right now a bit more than 2.4 USD per liter or 9.2 USD/gallon

    Electricity prices are varying a bit, but rarely more than 13-14 cents/kWh

    Additional money-saving incentives are free toll roads (of which we have a lot), free ferries and free parking on public parking places.

    These incentives in addition to no taxation or VAT on new EVs will last until 2017 or until it is at least 50.000 EV's on Norwegian roads (Almost all political parties have agreed to this). However it seems like we will reach 50.000 well before 2017, but it is very unlikely that all these incentives will be removed immediately as most politicians agree that that they should continue after this goal has been reached. They might be reviewed and revised some, but basically we can expect to have various incentives for quite some time.
     
  4. AMPd

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    That is awesome!
    Glad electric cars are becoming more popular in Norway seeing as how your grid is powered by renewable sources.

    9 dollars per gallon? Woah, that's insanely high, makes the 3.70 per gallon here look like a bargain
     

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