Published on March 18, 2019 |
by Steve Hanley
18. March 2019 by Steve Hanley
In March 2018, Nissan sold 2,172 new LEAF electric cars and 216 used LEAFS establishment of a new record for electric cars sold in Norway in one month (2,388 cars). As of March 14, 2019, Norway's electric car statistics show 1613 Tesla Model 3s registered in the country. Extrapolates these figures for the entire month of March – which has 31 days that we all remember from primary school – Model 3 is on pace to sell more than 3,000 cars this month, to destroy the old post.
As always, Tesla is tight about its sales figures, but if the registration information is correct, not only will Model 3 be the best-selling new electric car in Norway in March, it will be the best-selling car of any kind in the country. Think about this. In February, the best-selling car of all in Norway was Volkswagen Golf with a total of 868 registrations. Since it was sold in February, Tesla Model 3 has sold a total of 2,398 cars in Norway.
More cars on the way
Norwegian news source Nettavisen has asked Tesla to confirm the statistics but has been told that the company will not comment on sales except to say that it is fully focused on delivering cars to customers. It coincides with a video posted on YouTube recently by Tesla super fan Bjorn Nyland by a truck model 3s that is being unloaded in Norway.
Nyland points out that most cars are black – the cheapest option – with some cars finished in red and white, which cost extra. He adds that only the more expensive long-distance and performance models are available for European delivery at this time.
If demand is so strong for the best cars, what will it be when the $ 35,000 base model becomes available, he asks? That's an excellent question. Such things go, it can be a month in the near future where all new cars sold in Norway are Teslas!
Hat tip for Er Hansen, who leads CleanTechnics Norwegian desk.