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?

jkirkebo | 7 September 2013

Lax is swedish. Laks in Norwegian.

Benz | 7 September 2013

The future of transportation of cargo will be different indeed. But that is still going to take some years to happen, I think.

Brian H | 7 September 2013

Fish can't drive.

Benz | 7 September 2013

What is a realistic number for the Model S deliveries in Norway in September 2013? How about 250? In August 2013 there were 185 deliveries of Model S in Norway.

Notre | 8 September 2013

250 sounds conservative, but it's unpredictable. According to a poll on the Norwegian forum 57% of 81 respondents so far expect 400 or more Model S delivered in September 2013. Seems reasonable as the activity is much higher than last month when regular deliveries didn't pick up until quite late, the 19th I believe.

jkirkebo | 8 September 2013

My guess was 525, just about getting to no.1 before the VW Golf ;)

There are LOTS of people with September pickup dates. Mine arrives the 16th, just 8 days to go :)
(P1088, ordered about 14 months ago. P85+ with everything but rearmost seats)

Benz | 9 September 2013

More than 400 Model S deliveries in September 2013 in Norway would be great, but I would doubt that. In October 2013 more than 400 Model S deliveries in Norway would be possible.

mij | 9 September 2013

Making preparations to pick up my P85 Sept. 19th....Anyone who can tell me how to get the Tesla app for Iphone? Cannot see it on App Store.

Adrian Thomson | 9 September 2013

Google how to make an american itunes account and download it from there.

Benz | 9 September 2013

In which Tesla stores (or service centers) in Norway is the Model S already being delivered to customers.

HaraldH | 9 September 2013

I downloaded the Tesla App from the US Apple Store. You have to register an American adress to do so. Google the way to do this. Once you have the App, it won't work until you have the car and on the Control Menu acctivate for the App. It works well. From the App I can see the location of my car anytime, the inside temp, I can lock and unlock the doors, and open the sunroof. I can blink the lights and honk the horn.

lygren | 9 September 2013

I got my #220 60 today!!! I´ve had great expectations, but actually driving and experiencing the far FAR surpassed any dreams I ever had!! I´ve never owned a "luxury" car though, except if you regard a 120 horsepowered Mercedes C200 "luxury". Thus, I probably did not know what to expect... The Tesla is simply genious in every aspect. The user-interface, the driving-experience, the design (which really looks MUCH better in real life and in front of my house than any picture is able to display!!!).......

If Tesla keeps the pricing on this car stabile and the government does not add taxes I believe this car will be a really great hit in Norway. I paid about 520.000NOK for the car, which in MY world is a LOT, but compared to what I would have been able to buy alternatively in the gasoline-powered "world" it´s simply such an amazing bargain!!!

Can´t wait to continue driving this dream machine tomorrow, the day after and YEARS to come!! :)

lygren | 9 September 2013

...and now my app is finally up and running as well... ;)

lygren | 9 September 2013

...really slow response on the app though, wonder why??

lygren | 9 September 2013

It´s probably going via Teslas servers in the US or something, because currently the response on the app is unacceptably low... I guess still acceptable until a EU-based app is up and running though. | 9 September 2013

Lax? I thought that was an airport in Los angles.:)

Zebuf | 9 September 2013

Ordered my P85 on May 9th with suggested delivery Sept/Oct. Contacted Tesla Europe for an update, since my Dashboard has been displaying "Sourcing parts..." for ages now.
They now inform me that mid November is the current estimate.
- Let's hope winter comes late this year.

P.S: I was dangerously low on gas this Sunday, a full tank set me back 1.018 NOK. Needless to say I am urgently awaiting delivery!

Benz | 9 September 2013

In which Tesla stores (or service centers) in Norway is the Model S ALREADY being delivered to customers.

And in which Tesla stores (or service centers) in Norway is the Model S NOT YET being delivered to customers.

janbylund | 9 September 2013

@ Benz
Trondheim and Oslo delivers Model S

janbylund | 9 September 2013

@ Benz
Stavanger and Drammen will soon be deliver

and Bergen is delivering

Benz | 9 September 2013

@ janbylund

How soon will Stavanger and Drammen start delivering?
September / October / November?

GeirT | 9 September 2013


Anxiously awaiting my delivery so ask you what you mean with "#220 60" - reservation #220 and a MS60?

Winnie796 | 9 September 2013

Bergen is also delivering cars too.

lygren | 9 September 2013

Yes, Geir; #220 and MS60 (I believe the first one in Norway)... :)

Yme | 10 September 2013

Stavanger has delivered at least 10 cars already...

ak | 10 September 2013

Any recommendations on winter tires ?
I have ordered the Pirelli without spikes, but have heard they at for continental winters. I need tires for Norwegian winters.

Volleyguy | 10 September 2013

For us on the other side of the ocean there seems to be some very good things happening in Norway. How big do you think Tesla sales will be in Norway and the EV market in general? Can you seen 50% EV market for new sales and when?

Notre | 10 September 2013

50% is impossible in the short term. The Model S is not for everyones taste and the other offerings are too limited regarding range and size. The Model X with a 120kW+ battery and 4WD would be ideal in the Norwegian Market and will definitely sell extremely well if priced like the Model S, and with Gen III maybe 25% will be within reach.

GeirT | 10 September 2013


Congratulations - and good for you!
That means another ~2000 to go before I get mine :-(
This takes forever.

Volleyguy | 10 September 2013

Do you now really have only the Leaf as an EV choice? A limited appeal for sure. Leaf is sometimes #2 in Norway? (I hear)

Do you think the Model S has a wider or less appeal than the Leaf?

jkirkebo | 10 September 2013

Benz: 133 deliveries last week (no.1 on the list!) so >500 in September is definately a strong possibility.

lygren | 10 September 2013

Normally a "Leaf"-customer would probably consider a Tesla Model S too expensive, but as the tax-system as well as being able to use the taxi/bus-lane for all electric vehicles I actually believe quite a few "Leaf"-customers - not normally that occupied with design and performance - would actually consider buying the S.

I would personally never buy a Leaf, but a bunch of my neighbors has bought one - and they´re great for commuting.

I just have to say again that I´m so extremely thrilled with the S. Such a dream of a vehicle in all aspects!! Charging it for free while I´m at the office, all filled up even with merely a 13A 220V schuko available...

Notre | 10 September 2013

There are many EV offerings. Leaf, Mitsubishi iMiev, VW Up!, BMW i3 and more.

Last week the Model S was in top position in Norway with 133 new registrations. First time for an EV. In second place the VW Golf with 118.

Benz | 10 September 2013

@ Notre

Where have you found the information of weekly new Model S (and also VW Golf) registrations in Norway?

Benz | 10 September 2013

Wow, then a huge number of about 500 Model S registrations in Norway per week could really be possible. I love Norway.

Benz | 11 September 2013

After the US, Norway really is the second country where EV sales figures are showing some progress. That's great.

Winnie796 | 11 September 2013

@Benz you would love to see the media here in Norway.
First it was "WOW! What a great car and it's coming to Norway."
Then it was "This is a game changer"

Now it is, "How can a luxury car be so subsidised by the Government?" However, this is how the usual stuck-in-the-mud other car companies are try to cry foul as the Model S is now outselling everything in Norway including the most popular ICE car, the VW Golf.

I was at the Tesla showroom in Bergen recently, it is close to other car dealerships, I was there when four guys from the Ford Dealership walked in. I couldn't help myself, I had a big smile on my face and said "It's the future fellas and its here today. What do you sell that is like this?" reply, just angry faces. I laughed and loud, just to rub it in.

I am loving the Tesla hype in Norway. Norwegians are genuinely in love with this car and Tesla.

Benz | 11 September 2013


Yeah, Norway is the example for the rest of the world. I would love to vist Norway someday, that's for sure. Thanks for posting your experience.

Volleyguy | 11 September 2013

That's awesome guys! Model S outselling a world high volume car like the Golf! Just amazing!

I know over here many upset with the slower than expected roll out of SC's but we can for sure see why Tesla would use resources first on Norway. If the Model S becomes known as being the #1 selling car in a country (yes a small country) as a $100k electric that is a marketing coup beyond belief!

It will be known that if a country with high incomes, high gas prices there is a BIG market for EV's. (even expensive EV's)

I am just waiting to see how some in the press over here will spin this as negative? An EV added to Norway charged with Hydro Electricity will be not good in what way???

Brian H | 11 September 2013

Yes, among EVs.

GeirT | 11 September 2013

Patience is a virtue...?
Talked to tesla Oslo today and I was told that I should expect delivery mid-November. I am RN 2145 with VIN 16851.
General delays in deliveries was confirmed. Everybody - prepare mentally.

Benz | 11 September 2013

Would it be possible for somebody in Norway to inform us (in this thread) about the number of Tesla Model S registrations in Norway in the second week of September? That would be great.

Benz | 11 September 2013

Or there might be an article about it in the newspapers or magazines over there in Norway. If you see it, then please share it with us. Thanks

Brian H | 11 September 2013

BTW, the RN is more or less useless, internal TM reference only. Not sequential. Only the VIN and reservation sequence number are informative.

Benz | 12 September 2013

About 20 Tesla Model Ses are being delivered in Norway, every working day. That's great.

Benz | 12 September 2013

Guess that number (20) will rise slowly and steadily to higher levels, right?

GeirT | 12 September 2013

@ Brian H - you are right of course.

As to everybody else with interest in Norwegian situation the local forum has tons of info, in Norwegian of course. But with Google translate and patience sense could be made:,49.0.html

Lille Lance | 12 September 2013

My Tesla Model S will be ready in January 2014. I've been told. Any possibility that Tesla can speed up production so I can get my Tesla in November or December?

Benz | 12 September 2013

Will Tesla start delivering the Model S in Drammen in September or October?

Benz | 13 September 2013

How many people in Norway can actually afford to buy a Tesla Model S?