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Tesla launches new models in Norway. Electric car manufacturer Tesla has delivered its initial batch of Model S cars into Europe with Norway possibly seeing nearly 800 on the roads by the end of 2013. Tesla is hoping to use Norway as a flagship for the cars and setting up its first Supercharger in south-eastern Norway’s Cinderella, Aust-Agder County. CEO Elon Musk has declared said that the company is not focusing on pushing its sales in Europe website Gigaom reported him as saying, as that they want their entry into Europe to be smooth.

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Tesla launches new models in Norway

Published on Saturday, 10th August, 2013 at 12:09 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .
Last Updated on 28th November 2013 at 12:16.

Electric car manufacturer Tesla has delivered its initial batch of Model S cars into Europe with Norway possibly seeing nearly 800 on the roads by the end of 2013.

Tesla Model S
The Norwegian Royal Family is still waiting for delivery of theirs'Tesla Model S
Photo: Crixxor/Wikimedia Commons


Tesla is hoping to use Norway as a flagship for the cars and setting up its first Supercharger in south-eastern Norway’s Cinderella, Aust-Agder County.

CEO Elon Musk has declared said that the company is not focusing on pushing its sales in Europe website Gigaom reported him as saying, as that they want their entry into Europe to be smooth.

“If you order a car in Europe [now], you’ll get it maybe in November.”

One person driving a Tesla Model S is Bellona Foundation leader Frederic Hauge. The environmentalist is the first northern European to get his hands on the car.

According to business daily Dagens Næringsliv (DN) it is his own personal one, and nothing to do with his role.

He has been using the vehicle on his 2,000km-plus journey (about 1,240 miles) from Oslo to the North Cape as part of a campaign.

The aim was to challenge Norway’s inhabitants and the country’s largest industry in the run-up to next month’s general election.

“What do we actually need oil for? I'll exhibit this car to show that it’s innovative technology that’s relevant, and that it’s this that’s the future,” he told NTB.

Mr Hauge was full of praise for the vehicle following his 10-day journey when he arrived back at Tesla’s Alnabru premises in Oslo, Wednesday, in his Signature model.

He believes it will sell like hotcakes when it comes to “keeping up with the neighbours.”

15 people received their cars the same day, but some hundreds more are still waiting.

These include Crown Prince Haakon, prominent sand volley player and Elixia gym chain investor Bjørn Maaseide, and Conservative Party (H) environmental policy spokesperson Nikolai Astrup.

The Tesla Model S has three variants, a 60, 85, and P85. The first, with a 60kWh battery does 0-60mph in 5.9 seconds, with a supercharger option.

0-60 performance for the 85 and P85 is 5.4 and 4.2 seconds, respectively, with supercharging as standard.

Current prices in Norway are between NOK 446,600 and NOK 679,000 (some USD 76,315-116,000/EUR 57,200-87,000/GBP 49,200-74,800 at today’s ROE) excluding extras.




Published on Saturday, 10th August, 2013 at 12:09 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .
Last updated on 28th November 2013 at 12:16.

This post has the following tags: norwaycars, climatechange, transportnorway.





  
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