Norwegian deliveries

Norwegian deliveries

I reserved my P85 #2145 on 27. December. Yesterday I decided to sign up for the Signature wait list. The Signatures are all gone of course but I thought that maybe enough defers to open for a chance. The eternal optimist. Of course, TM UK office confirmed the wait list is long, but that I am on it.
Curious about when they expect deliveries will start in Norway, especially now that production is cranked up. I was told for now they plan 12 months from my reservation date. That means maybe for Christmas. Bummer!

Anyone else with info about Europe arrivals?

Lille Lance | 30 September, 2013

New store in Oslo opens October 3rd. Its located at Skøyen, while the other store will continue at Alna

Benz | 30 September, 2013

That's a good sign of progress. The Amsterdam store is also expected to be open November 2013.

Benz | 30 September, 2013

I wonder if there is a Tesla Club in Norway?

dagb | 30 September, 2013

How long does it usually take from the changed status: In production until production complete ? Should we count aprox 1 month from production complete until the car arrives Norway ??

I registered the order in mid february and signed the papers mid may.

What is the experience so far ?

GeirT | 30 September, 2013

@ dagb

I experienced 'in production' for about 10 days. As my delivery is indicated to mid-November I believe ~6 weeks from 'delivery/pickup' status until actual pickup in Norway.

Lessmog | 1 October, 2013

Lance Westin | September 30, 2013

Lots of flat 12V batteries reported the last few days in Norway ... People are stranded on the mountais and no help close by ..... Bugs must be fixed

Is it possible to carry a spare 12V power source and some way to connect it, maybe via the terminals behind the nose cone (?) for such emergencies? It may not need to be very big just to limp home to civilization.

Lille Lance | 1 October, 2013

Norway: Registered Tesla vehicles in September: 616

Lille Lance | 1 October, 2013

@Lessmog | 1. OKTOBER 2013

Yes, that's an option ... but it shouldn't be necessary :)

Benz | 1 October, 2013

@Lance Westin

That's great. Where did you get the info? Any source or link that you can share with us?

Thinker | 1 October, 2013

Even better

Tesla-simply the best in September. No 1

Winnie796 | 1 October, 2013

Got an email today from Tesla to say my MS was on its way to Norway from California.

Car-El | 1 October, 2013

Got an email today from Tesla that say ours MS is sent from factory to Norway.

David Trushin | 1 October, 2013

There are some threads on jumpstarting in the case of a dead 12V. But I think that doesn't really get you too far. Do they have roadside service in Norway?

Lille Lance | 1 October, 2013

check out here
use Google translate :)

GeirT | 1 October, 2013

#2145 - on its way!

Car-El | 2 October, 2013

What does my Tesla say?





Benz | 2 October, 2013


Congratulations, you must be very happy now you know that your Model S is on its way to you.

Zebuf | 2 October, 2013

Finally the long awaited message after sourcing parts forwhatseemslikeever: They're actually building my car!

So a November delivery could probably happen.

VIN 18496


eirik.kuven | 2 October, 2013

In production 02. oktober
vinn. 19399

Car-El | 2 October, 2013

Tesla call me. Delivery date 25. november.

Benz | 2 October, 2013

@ Julius


I am already looking forward to the October 2013 sales figures in Norway.

goranos | 3 October, 2013

My is vin 18527 and #2998 still soursing parts !!??

Car-El | 3 October, 2013

Option? fire extinguisher?


erici | 3 October, 2013


The sourcing parts message on the dashboard seems to be at times not very indicative of what is really going on with your car's progress.

I picked up my car on July 28th in Fremeont -- that very morning, the dashboard stated that they had begun sourcing parts for my car.

Notre | 3 October, 2013


October will be significantly lower than September. Tesla paused Norway-production most of September.

Zebuf | 3 October, 2013

I think your experience is more of an exception, than the rule. But judging from the VINs reported in this thread, as well as other reports on the site, it is obvious that VIN / and delivery dates are poorly correlated at best.
It has been suggested that TM may be changing this now, and aim for production to follow reservations more closely. I hope this is true.

Keep your hopes up! Mine went in production yesterday afternoon, and your VIN is mine + 31, so maybe tomorrow...

Benz | 5 October, 2013


Are you sure about that?

hugo | 5 October, 2013

David, the problem with a dead 12v is that the doors will not open so you can't get into the car. Just a quick jump charge and the doors open. The big battery could still be almost fully charged and take you Home......

dagb | 6 October, 2013

What is the experience due to the winter tires for those who get the car delivered i Norway. Do you get them together with the car delivery and are there any extra cost ? Is it right that the rims are identical as the 19" rim that is standard for the MS ?

robby81 | 6 October, 2013

If I've understood the above VINs correctly there are already around 2000 Model S' in Europe??

robert | 6 October, 2013

Winter tires are extra and they cost... Yes, the rim is identical so you have the choice of buying an extra set of rims or swapping tires on the usual rims twice a year.

No. Tesla supposedly have started to NOT number VINS sequentially, so that conclusions like this is impossible to draw. Trade secrets, I suppose.

Robert von Bahr (Sweden)

Fred O | 6 October, 2013

@robby81 Maybe 2000 EU cars have been built or are in production right now. I don't expect that number of cars on the road yet. My number is #1734. It just completed production last Friday.

NKinne | 6 October, 2013

Interesting to read about the problems people are facing with a dead 12 volt battery. Im thinking about getting the X, hopefully the bug will be fixed. Reminds me of a discussion I had with an BMW engineer this summer i met at nurburgring. We talked about the Tesla sales in Norway. He told me BMW had dismanteled a Tesla S, and he saId it was not a winter car. He said " I dont think Tesla S will not be so popular in your country in January" But anyway, cant wait to see the X !

Brian H | 6 October, 2013

I think the VINs include serial#, so they must be sequential. Batching of deliveries will jumble the sequence somewhat, though.

HaraldH | 7 October, 2013

Winter tires:
I just ordered winter tires for my S. The offer I got from Tesla was for ≈ N. Kr. 41000,- I managed to get it reduced to almost half at Dekkmann. The rims are : 19" Rial Lugano Silver, and I chose Nokian Hakkapelita with studs. Had to get the special valves with pressure monitoring, got them from Tesla at kr. 1200,- a piece.
I opted for studs although I have been driving without since 94. This choice because I travel a great deal in the mountains during winter time, and it's often slippery conditions with ice on those roads.

GeirT | 7 October, 2013

NOK 41,000 !!! Are you kidding me???

bredo | 7 October, 2013

NOK 41k, that can't be right? I called Tesla in Norway on Friday and the offer was NOK 23.500 for a complete set of winter tires.

HaraldH | 7 October, 2013

I'll show you a copy of the E-mail confirming the price ! Might be a difference between buying them with the car and getting them later. Also consider the possibilty of not having to pay Vat with inclusion in the primary deliverance.

bredo | 7 October, 2013

@ HaraldH
I believe you :-)
You are correct that there was no Vat if included in the delivery. The price I got was with the preassure monitoring and tires fitted to the car. Dont know what rims, but it was with Nokian Hakkapelita without studs.

robert | 7 October, 2013


do they have to be mounted by Tesla people??
I have my car in Stockholm, where there's no Tesla office or service shop.
And I really do need Winter tires with studs where I live.


HaraldH | 7 October, 2013

No problem to have a third party do the mounting. Just remember the pressure valves.

GeirT | 7 October, 2013

OK, I get it now; NOK 41,000 (~USD 7,00!) vs NOK 23.500 ( ~USD4,000) makes some sort of sense as VAT (25%) will be added if the winter tires are not purchased together with the car. Anything on the same bill as the MS is exempt of "any and all" taxes.
But still, adding 25% to 23,500 still doesn't explain the difference of NOK 11,000. I recall there was rubber tax in the olden times. That still in place?
Anyhow - makes sense to buy the tires with the car - or go to Dekkmann.

Lille Lance | 7 October, 2013

@ NKinne | 6. OKTOBER 2013 NYE
He told me BMW had dismanteled a Tesla S, and he saId it was not a winter car. He said " I dont think Tesla S will not be so popular in your country in January

Please, tell us more about this ... Check out this winter test, isn't that bad, is it?

Winnie796 | 7 October, 2013

I have to believe BMW when they say Tesla S is not a winter car. BMW should know about this as they are experts at making terrible winter driving cars, as are Mercedes too. If you drive any of their two wheel drive cars in the Norwegian winter you'll understand.

Of course BMW don't have even weight distribution on their vehicles so you need to add heavy weights in the trunk of the vehicle, which means the weight is high up too. So you have to respect the opinions of companies who know how to make poor winter vehicles. LMAO!

Lessmog | 8 October, 2013

Do I sense a hint of sarcasm, Winnie? :D

Car-El | 8 October, 2013


NKinne | 8 October, 2013

I'm sorry posting what this BMW engineer said, what does BMW know about making cars anyway, right? After reading this
forum I now know tesla is God and never do anything wrong. That's why I can wait to get the tesla x!

Brian H | 8 October, 2013

Hack! Did you sense that tomahawk between your eyes? /=:(

Lessmog | 8 October, 2013

Thankyou. I got your message. I did not quite get your smiley.

Car-El | 8 October, 2013

We are a little bit crazy about Tesla. Are we not? BMW, Mercedes, Auto Union (AUDI) make good cars. And Model S is certainly a good car, but I do believe that other car manufacture can make good cars. They have done it about 100 years. They have not become bad overnight.