Last month, we reported that Tesla was on track for record deliveries in Norway as its electric car market soars. As it turns out, Tesla crushed the record and now Norway confirmed that their new passenger car registrations hit the lowest CO2 emissions ever.
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Some thought that Tesla’s heyday in Norway was over with its record deliveries happening back in March 2014 with just over 1,500 vehicles delivered, which was impressive for the small market.
By delivering over 1,000 cars during the last week of September, Tesla reached a record delivery month with a total of 2,004 vehicles delivered.
Tesla had record Model X deliveries with 997 all-electric SUVs delivered and Model S also had its best month in over a year with 1,007 units. They were the third and second best-selling vehicles in the country – only beaten by the VW Golf.
Here are Tesla’s monthly registrations in the country over the last year (via teslastats.no):
Despite its small size and population, Norway is still Tesla’s third largest market with almost 19,000 vehicles in the country. It means that Tesla grew its fleet in Norway by almost 12% last month alone.
It enabled the lowest total average CO2 emissions of new vehicles registered in a month ever. Øyvind Solberg Thorsen, Director of Norway’s Road Traffic Advisory Board, confirmed that average CO2 emissions for all first-registered new passenger cars were 71 g per km in September 2017 – 17 g lower than a year ago.
Now Mercedes, Audi, and Jaguar all turned to Norway to sell their first all-electric cars with thousands of reservations – something that they generally don’t do with new vehicles, but they want to lock in demand early as EV demand seems to grow faster than supply in the country.
The country has the goal to reach 100% of new car sales being zero-emission vehicles starting in 2025. With those new electric vehicles and others, like Tesla’s Model 3, adding to the current EV offering in the country, it’s certainly on the right track.