Tesla had an incredible month in Norway according to a report from Hegnar.no. The US electric automaker sold an incredible 1493 units for the month and almost 600 in the last week alone. The nation of 5 million is buying the Model S more than any other car to the tune of over 1 in 10 purchases.
During the last week, it registered 597 Tesla Model S in this country, which gave the car model a market share of 12.9 percent. Number two on the list, VW Golf, could boast of 169 vehicles.
In March there were registered 1493 Model S. It is all time high for a car model in Norway in a single month. The previous record in modern times was in December 2006, just before the big tax shift. Then there were registered 1328 Subaru Forester in this country.
Is this a glimpse of the future? Norway has strong electric car incentives, a green conscious and a wealthy population. But it doesn’t sound like it would be hard to replicate this success elsewhere once the word gets out.
Here’s a video from last week that foreshadowed Norway’s huge numbers:
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