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Norway September 2013: Tesla Model S in pole position!

Tesla Model S Norway September 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comTesla Model S

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It did it. We already knew the Tesla Model S topped the overall Norwegian models ranking during the first week of September, but I doubted it could maintain that level on a full month. Turns out it can. In September the Model S did what no full electric car ever managed before in the world: finish a month in pole position. Full stop. That's how big what Tesla managed in Norway. Yes, we are looking at one of the biggest worldwide sales events of the year. There. I've said it.

Tesla Model S Norway September 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrend.com P2Tesla Model S

Selling an incredible 616 units for a 5.1% market share vs. 561 and 4.6% for the VW Golf, the Model S is up 14 spots on August and pushes the Tesla brand up to #7 in between Skoda and Nissan this month... The Model S is the first model to beat the VW Golf in a monthly ranking so far in 2013 and only the 5th car to have done so in the last 4 years after the Volvo V70 in December 2009, 2010 and 2012, the VW Passat in June 2011, Toyota Avensis in February 2012 and the Ford Focus in June 2012...

Suzuki SX4 S-Cross Norway September 2013Suzuki SX4 S-Cross

Note Model S sales are the result of 2 years' worth of orders being delivered now, but this doesn't detract from its incredible performance next to which all other movements in the Norwegian September ranking seem insignificant. To name a few, the Skoda Octavia is up 3 spots to #4, Volvo V40 up 5 to #6, BMW 3 Series up 4 to #14, Volvo XC60 up to #14, Volvo V60 up 9 to #16 and the Suzuki SX4 is up to #27 vs. #77 over the Full Year 2012 thanks to the new S-Cross model.

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One year ago: Norway September 2012: Toyota Prius #3, Peugeot 4008 in Top 30

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  1. October 7th, 2013 at 10:27 | #1

    I’m sure Toyoto could sell even more RAV4, if they would offer the EV version in Norway too.

  2. tengil
    October 6th, 2013 at 03:39 | #2

    the point is, if the costumers also had to pay for the battery, the whole car would become to expensive for most of the people (at about 30000 to 40000 euros for a mid-sized car), as the battery is the most costly part of an electric vehicle. in opposite to a combustion engine the mechanical system of an electric-propelled car is far more simplified.

  3. Bryan
    October 6th, 2013 at 01:29 | #3

    Nick :
    Why is Renault not doing more to sell Zoe and other EVs in this market?

    I think that Renault does not allow the costumers to buy the battery, instead of that you have to pay a monthly rent for the battery alone. That should be one of the reasons.

  4. Max
    October 6th, 2013 at 00:53 | #4

    ok, but that was before Tesla burns… We’ll see what happen now.

  5. AndyT
    October 6th, 2013 at 00:44 | #5

    I wonder when SEAT will restart sales in Norway?
    I see there is a new website http://www.seatnorge.no which I guess has replaced the previous http://www.seat.no

  6. Max
    October 6th, 2013 at 00:37 | #6

    By the way Toyota is n°1 and VW is losing shares.

  7. Øystein
    October 5th, 2013 at 22:19 | #7

    I have not been able to find the complete list for the last couple of months. Top 30 is the best I can do :)


    • matgasnier
      October 5th, 2013 at 23:07 | #8

      Many thanks as always Øystein! Article now updated :)

  8. Nick
    October 3rd, 2013 at 11:04 | #9

    Why is Renault not doing more to sell Zoe and other EVs in this market?

  9. alex
    October 2nd, 2013 at 21:27 | #10

    A very strange market. One to look out for. Tesla won’t stay there forever,but Volkswagen really does monopolise the Norwegian market immensely.

  10. Nico
    October 2nd, 2013 at 20:54 | #11

    Forget it i found it !!

  11. Nico
    October 2nd, 2013 at 20:52 | #12

    You forgot to put Tesla in the brand ranking !

    • matgasnier
      October 2nd, 2013 at 20:59 | #13

      I don’t think so Nico! Look at #7 :)

  12. Todor
    October 2nd, 2013 at 18:14 | #14

    Tesla RULES!

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