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?

GeirT | 6 april 2013

@ Brian H

I was afraid of that. It sucks to be a lonely sufferer! Oh well, another 6 months or so to go... I'll hibernate.

Car-El | 7 april 2013

I have not test drive the MS. So i do not know what i have order.
That is a good thing.
But i feel the same as GeirT, Brian H and all who waits.
The beauty is that i order in january. Think of they who order they car in 2012 or 2011...

TheFlyer | 7 april 2013

Please note; there is little correlation between date of the specification mail and delivery. I have confirmation that EU Sig# 1 and other low Sig numbers in Norway just finalized, probably as some of the last Sigs in Europe. Still they will get their cars first.

dirk.saenen | 7 april 2013

questions for the Norwegians, Norway not being a part of the EU :

is there any difference in import tax (if any) between import from the US compared to import from the EU ?

ic. will the N-cars be assembled at Tilburg, NL, or arrive direct from Fremont ?

glaserud | 7 april 2013

There are no import duties on EVs, regardless of where they come from.

dirk.saenen | 7 april 2013

I see... This explains why Norwegians got their TTB-mails long before the EU.
Norway will be delivered directly from Fremont, the rest of Europe (the EU) will need to be patient.

GeirT | 7 april 2013


Not necessarily. No matter where the car comes from, no import tax and no VAT. Even if from the Tesla NL hub, as exported cars will not have any taxes on them. By the way, this is the only tax related blessing you will find in Norway. For now. Once the EV number hit the magic number (15,000 units?), boom, taxes and the likes is back on. Norwegians has a perverse way of creating taxes, fees and you name it.... but I shall not become political. That is for another day. Joy is that at least something is moving, and some blessed souls have actually a date to look forward to.
More than I can say....... sic!

dirk.saenen | 7 april 2013


If there are no import taxes, then there is no added value to ship through Tilburg, NL - but extra costs for Tesla.

That's why I'm convinced that Norway will be delivered from Fremont - and will be ahead of the EU.

In a way, that's good for the EU's (like me) as well, as Norway (being a large volume) will not take up Tilburg capacity.

Brian H | 7 april 2013

I thought the EV-exemption lasted till 2017.

cdabel114 | 7 april 2013

I believe he's talking about duties imposed on importing completed vehicles into the EU, which Norway doesn't have. I think that's why they will be importing the EU cars to the Netherlands sans battery to avoid those duties. Since Norway doesn't have that problem the cars can presumably be imported directly from CA in a completed condition. This is a different issue than the many Norwegian tax incentives, which you rightly point out are politically "safe" until at least 2017 by agreement of the parties in the parliment.

Runar | 7 april 2013

Yes, 2017 and/or 50.000 cars has also been mentioned as a goal (not 15.000). As far as i know

Brian H | 7 april 2013

50,000 total EVs, or per mfr? The US cap of 200,000 vehicles is per mfr. AFAIK.

DonPedro | 7 april 2013

@Brian H

50k total. The population of Norway is about 5 million, so the same number per capita in the US would be >3 million EVs.

GeirT | 7 april 2013

The only reason why the cars would go through NL is possibly retrofitting the CE approved details such as lights, direction signals etc. With 500 cars a week and possibly a 100 for Europe it could be disruptive to fit different parts? As the Norwegian volume is high it would easier be to do that at the CA factory and ship say a 1,000 cars on a keel. But who knows, it is one big secret and nothing likely to escape before the big day. July/August is indicated.

And - I recalled wrongly, not max. 15,000 cars but max. 50,000 cars - and end 2017. That is the current political consensus. Those who lives will see....

diegoPasadena | 8 april 2013

I glance at the Norway delivery thread once in a while to follow the development in Europe. By now *I* can almost not wait for you guys get yours! I feel a little guilty to have mine...
Not that you need any confirmation, but it's sooo worth waiting for!

psirnes | 9 april 2013

Tx for ecouraging comment. We are waiting in anticipation.
I have downloaded the Tesla App form US Apple site and are daily logging into "my car" to check if it is "alive" It is now under building at the TM factory, but the answer is still "no vehicle linked to my tesla account"
EU SIG #52

jeroens | 9 april 2013



You status is now Building?!

We saw going from: Building, than changed to: to submitted to the factory - did you see this too?
and now the change (back) to Building?
That must mean this time they are really building the thing… wow...

psirnes | 9 april 2013

yes I had the same changes: first building, then "submitted", then about one week ago again "building"m which I hope is real this time!

Roger_NO | 10 april 2013

I (R391) got the "invitation to configure" mail today, and Finalized within the hour.

MagnusHamnesSalbu | 10 april 2013

Got my "invitation to configure" 15 minutes ago. (R567).

White pearl,not performance, black leather, sound, air, pano, tech. package, 85 kwh...

Now confirmed with interesting new options (not yet on the web site)
- Cold Weather Package NOK 8,500
- Security Package NOK 2,300
- Lighting Package NOK 2,300
- Parking Sensors NOK 2,850

nils.roald | 10 april 2013

Got my mail today: P#335. Delivery Aug/Sept

arnebjarne | 10 april 2013

I have not seen the price list for the extra equipment before now. Where did you get it? I have however received a mail with the options you mention, also including a special tuneup of the car. Do you have the price for that?

AttackOfTheMac | 10 april 2013

When in the process do you have to pay in Norway ? Does Tesla offer any financing ?

GunnarB | 10 april 2013

The last of the extra packages:
Performance Plus 36,700.00 NOK
Only for Performance I guess.
Got it from a Tesla Product Specialist. Can confirm the other prices mentioned above.
(P#56 - delevery July/August)

Hodne | 10 april 2013

P566 (Norway) got the finalize buttton today.

jeroens | 10 april 2013

@GunnarB: Performance Plus 36,700.00 NOK - is that excluding VAT?

jkirkebo | 10 april 2013

No VAT on EVs in Norway.

Runar | 10 april 2013

Or the vat is currently 0% on EVs in norway, so you could say it does include vat:-)

GeirT | 11 april 2013

Hmm.. got an email from TM the other day asking me to check that the email address was right and suggested I look into the configuration. Thought it was a generic email - but maybe something is cooking, that I can see an invitation ... soon?
P2145 is far off compared tho the current updates so dare not to have my hopes high though.

Norbert.Vienna | 11 april 2013

@GeirT I had the same thoughts but i found out everybody in Europe got the mail so I am P551 and maybe your delivery is earlier than mine ...since we have a Norwegans first policy

Winnie796 | 11 april 2013

I never got the mail and I am in Norway with P2144, one ahead of GeirT. Hmmmmm.

GeirT | 11 april 2013

This is what I got. Everyone get this or only a "selected few"?

Welcome to the Ownership Series updates. Throughout your Model S journey, we’ll keep in touch from time to time to provide useful information on topics like service, charging and financing your Model S.
As a Tesla Reservation Holder, it’s now more important than ever to make sure that your contact details are kept updated in your MyTesla account. Your MyTesla account was set up using the email address that you provided at point of reservation. If you have since changed your email address, it’s particularly important to make sure that your preferred email address is updated in your profile.
Sign in to MyTesla to see your Model S in your Garage. This is where you will configure and order your Model S in preparation for it going into production.
If you haven’t been contacted to configure your car just yet, don’t worry, you can still trial the design options and save your desired configuration so you’ll be ready to go when the time comes!
In addition to being the portal through which you will actually be ordering your Model S, MyTesla allows you to be an active part of the Tesla owners community by posting in the owners forums. Once available, you will also be able to download ownership documentation and manuals to ensure you're well-equipped for life as a Tesla owner. Look out for this and many more fascinating features that will be released in the coming months!
It’s a really exciting time at Tesla right now, there’s lots going on and we want to share it with you! Please check in your profile and ensure the ‘Send me Tesla updates’ box is ticked in your account and we’ll be able to send you the latest news from the Tesla Ownership Community.

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sethvandermeer | 11 april 2013

I did not get it, I am 2853 in the Netherlands.

Norbert.Vienna | 11 april 2013

I get it I am P551 in Austria
so the people who did not get it (P2853)should possibly work on there profile

sethvandermeer | 11 april 2013

@norbert: I don't get your comment... My profile is just right. I think it has something to do with finalizing in the near future.

henrik1968 | 11 april 2013


I also got the email (twice). I am 2732(EU)...
Have you checked your spam filter?

AttackOfTheMac | 11 april 2013

I got two of them too. Just days after i preordered.

GeirT | 11 april 2013

@ henrik1968; Actually, I got it twice as well :-)

@ Thorbjorn; What is your reservation number?

Car-El | 11 april 2013

I have also got that e-mail twice.
I am #2440

Norbert.Vienna | 12 april 2013

@sethvandermeer my profile was also OK but they just sent mails out . I recieved it twice and
not all what happens is to be understood but you always can call them

arnehelge | 12 april 2013

To Hodne.
I have the same number as you!! P566. (Norway)
I also got the finalize button 10.april.
- something must be wrong....

Carl Barlev | 12 april 2013

I received the email twice on 8th April.
I have #1333 (Norway).

GeirT | 13 april 2013

- bump

Hodne | 14 april 2013


I was just reporting that P566 had received the finalize button :)
I am P1646.

lygren | 14 april 2013

I added the winter package as well as the parking-sensors... I'm #220 (originally I reserved the car In the US for delivery to our Florida vacation house, but I changed my mind after some error-reports). I guess these two additions are nice to add?? :)

C Bretaud | 14 april 2013

I also got the email twice but no confirmation button. I still wait for a test drive invitation... P1592 (France)

sethvandermeer | 14 april 2013

@ c Bretaud
You are one of the few French to reserve a Tesla! Way to go! Would love to see a lot of chargers along the Autoroute de Soleil :-)

jeroens | 14 april 2013

+1 for Autoroute de Soleil ;)

Roger_NO | 15 april 2013

Today the status of my Model S changed from "Your order has been sent to the Tesla factory" to "Your Model S is under production on the Tesla factory"
Can this be right?
I was under the impression that the production of the EU models was pushed to june.

psirnes | 15 april 2013

this has come and gone serveral times for me.
First "under production" after finalizing, then some weeks later:
"Order sendt to the factory" Then last week changed to: "The Tesla Factory is building your Model Signature Performance". AFter ugrading from standard SIg to Performance, the "My Tesla Page" was upgraded within minutes