Featured image: @nasalahe/Twitter
Tesla continues to ramp up deliveries ahead of the end of Q3 2020. On August 26, a long train was spotted in Denmark, carrying hundreds of Tesla. The train was heading to the east of the country, which hinted that the vehicles will be delivered to Sweden or Norway.
Today we received information about where all the cars were delivered. @nasalahe/Twitter reported that the train has arrived in Drammen, Norway. Before the new batch of cars arrived in the country, the total number of Teslas registered was 52,096 units.
Traditionally for Tesla, the number of deliveries increases closer to the end of the quarter. Since it is only the end of August now, the bulk of deliveries will take place later. In September, supposedly one or more train-fulls will arrive in Norway to deliver Tesla electric vehicles to their owners.
Norway continues to lead the way in the transition to clean transport. In the first half of 2020, 48% of cars sold in the country were fully electric. This is a world record for EV market share.
In the first half of 2020, Tesla Model 3 became the third best-selling model in the country. However, with the entry of Model Y into the Norwegian market, the situation may change. Residents of the country give preference to SUVs and crossovers, so a significant increase in Tesla sales in the country is still expected in the near future.
The growth in electric vehicle sales in Norway is in part the result of government efforts to discourage the sale of gasoline and diesel cars. The country plans to switch to clean energy by 2030 and strongly supports sustainable transport. The authorities intend to further increase taxes for owners of cars with internal combustion engines, as well as restrict them from entering a number of streets. Their broader goal is to ban the sale of new cars with internal combustion engines from 2025.
H/T to @carinalarsen76/Twitter
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.