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Tesla Motors CEO thanks Norwegians. UPDATED: Elon Musk hosted a dinner thanking the 2,100 Norwegians who bought his Model S electric car. An apology was forthcoming. The dinner event in Oslo, Friday, was attended by several well known guests including TRH Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. Norway is the second-largest market for the Tesla outside of the US. Musk called the response to the Model S car good despite a problem with the car charging during the winter.

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Tesla Motors CEO thanks Norwegians

Published on Monday, 3rd February, 2014 at 07:14 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .
Last Updated on 3rd February 2014 at 09:51.

UPDATED: Elon Musk hosted a dinner thanking the 2,100 Norwegians who bought his Model S electric car. An apology was forthcoming.

Tesla Model S
Over 2,000 cars have been sold in charging-troubled Norway. Tesla CEO Elin Musk says they'll overtake the issue soon.Tesla Model S
Photo: Crixxor/Wikimedia Commons


The dinner event in Oslo, Friday, was attended by several well known guests including TRH Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit.

Norway is the second-largest market for the Tesla outside of the US. Musk called the response to the Model S car good despite a problem with the car charging during the winter.

The company is giving this issue priority, believed to be caused by varying tension in the Norwegian grid network that is more than expected.

The problem in Norway is not the only one discovered in recent months, with an adapter problem causing overheating problems during charging. An over the air update is available, or Tesla is offering customers an improved wall adaptor fitted with a thermal fuse.

Musk admitted "we fouled up" when it came to the charging problems in Norway.

"Most of the problems were fixed with the software update we did a week ago. It resolved 90-95 per cent of the issues, and the rest should be fixed by sometime next month. Our aim is no charging problems at all," business daily Dagens Næringsliv quoted him as saying.

Sales of the Model S have exceeded Tesla Motor’s forecasts, with signs that the fourth quarter of last year saw sales 20 percent higher than expected.

Musk has said he wants to produce 500,000 cars a year at some point in the future, and has delivered on his previous annual manufacturing goals.

“The thing that stands out is that he and Tesla delivered on those claims, he achieved building 20,000 units a year in the first year of production of Model S. There was a lot of scepticism that would happen,” AutoPacific Inc analyst Ed Kim told Automotive News.

Tesla is also adding new features to its version 6 of the software, which is currently undergoing tests. These include real-time traffic information, voice-activated internet music choices, and user-selectable suspension functionality. A doubling of Norway-based superchargers is also announced.

English-language video of Musk speaking in Norway provided by TU.tv.



Published on Monday, 3rd February, 2014 at 07:14 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .
Last updated on 3rd February 2014 at 09:51.

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