Tesla S electric car tops registrations in Norway

Oct 03, 2013
A Tesla model S sedan is plugged into a Supercharger outside the company's factory in Fremont, California on August 16, 2013

An electric car model has topped the list of new car registrations in Norway for the first time, a car industry group said Thursday.

In the month of September there were 616 registrations of the high-end US-made Tesla S, accounting for 5.1 percent of the total, according to Opplysningsraadet for Veitrafikken(OFV) which compiles data on Norwegian car sales.

Overall, took 8.6 percent of the market in September, compared to 5.2 percent a year ago.

The figures illustrate strong interest in electric cars in a country ranked among the world's top ten petrol exporters.

Norway has encouraged electric car sales with , congestion charge exemptions, access to public transport lanes and free parking.

However the recent spike in new registrations may be a short-lived phenomenon, caused by the grouping together of deliveries made over several months, said Oeyvind Solberg Thorsen at OFV.

"But I have no doubt that electric cars will increase their share of the market again in the coming months, and particularly next year with the arrival of several new models," he told AFP.

A Tesla car on an assembly line at the factory in Tilburg, the Netherlands, on August 22, 2013

In September hybrid cars, which do not enjoy the same incentives as electric vehicles, took 7.3 percent of the .

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radek
1 / 5 (9) Oct 03, 2013
yesterday Tesla shares plunge more than 7% intraday afetr one of Tesla cars cought fire on the street and video has been published on YT. Looks like company has really good PR department - quick reaction, positive news.
Shootist
1 / 5 (12) Oct 03, 2013
Has Tesla sent one to Jeremy Clarkson yet? You know, for a fair test of a coal powered car?
italba
5 / 5 (7) Oct 03, 2013
In Norway 96% of electric power is generated from renewable sources, mostly hydroelectric. Sorry, no coal at all.
NikFromNYC
1 / 5 (8) Oct 04, 2013
NYC alone dwarfs Norway, population wise, and a nice big nuclear plant affords a third of our electricity. Recently the silly electric buses were retired but the subways still run fine on electrons. We're half way to the real low emissions future, the one Greenpeace & slick haired tobacco hoeing petrodollar mogul Gore are still hobbling.

Ironically, Norway has the biggest coal reserve on the planet. Will they *not* export it now that the IPCC says the warming pause that falsifies climate alarm supercomputer models corresponds to *greater* certainty in massive water vapor amplification of the greenhouse effect?!

I suddenly can't remember if high voltage in a wire is akin to physical pressure in a tube.
Wikipedia to the rescue:
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olejacobb
not rated yet Oct 04, 2013


Ironically, Norway has the biggest coal reserve on the planet. Will they *not* export it now that the IPCC says the warming pause that falsifies climate alarm supercomputer models corresponds to *greater* certainty in massive water vapor amplification of the greenhouse effect?!


I do not understand where you get: "Norway has the biggest coal reserve on the planet" from. There are very limited reserves in Norway. The only commercially useful place where there is coal, is on Svalbard.