Photos: Drammen Port
Tesla continues to ramp up shipments globally in Q1 2021. More than 200 Tesla vehicles have been spotted delivered to Norway, marking the second batch of the year.
@carinalarsen76/Twitter shared photos from the port of Drammen, reporting that the second batch of Tesla vehicles in Q1 2021 have been delivered to the port. Model 3 was shipped in vehicles carrier Autoprogress and arrived in Norway on February 26. More than 200 Model 3s can be seen in surveillance camera photos, although this is just a part of what was captured by the cameras. The rest of the vehicles are hidden by buildings in the port area, so the exact number of vehicles that arrived cannot be estimated.
2nd Q121 shipment with Teslas delivered at Drammen port 🇧🇻😍🚘🚘🚘🚘🚘🚘🚘🚘🚘 pic.twitter.com/oAGpy3NQm2— Carina 🇳🇴 🚘 🚀🧠🕳🍩#HODL (@carinalarsen76) February 26, 2021
On February 19, the quarter’s first batch of Tesla vehicles arrived at the port of Drammen. The vehicles were delivered by Autopremier. In the photos, the cars were again only partially visible, so it also remained impossible to estimate their real number.
As of now, 443 Tesla vehicles were registered in Norway in Q1 2021, according to Teslastats, but this number could also include units delivered back in Q4 2020. Tesla Model 3 became the best-selling electric vehicle in Norway in December 2020 (4,232 units), selling nearly twice as many cars as its closest competitor (VW ID.3, was able to sell 2,303 units), and taking about 31% of the EV market share.
Norway continues to lead in the transition to clean transport, and Tesla cars are still among the most preferred by consumers. Model 3 continues to have great success there, yet Model Y deliveries have not even begun in Norway. Model Y will only further strengthen Tesla's position in the country, as the Norwegian people prefer SUVs and compact SUVs.
The growth in electric vehicle sales in Norway is partly the result of government efforts to restrict the sale of gasoline and diesel vehicles. The authorities intend to further increase taxes for owners of cars with internal combustion engines, as well as restrict their use on a number of streets in the cities. Their broader goal is to ban the sale of new vehicles with internal combustion engines from 2025.
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