Tesla has already delivered more than 3,000 model 3 vehicles in just a few weeks and appears to exert pressure on the other electric vehicles on the market, which was already dominated by electric vehicles.
As we reported last week, Tesla Model 3 is already taking over several European markets and there is no better example than Norway.
Norway is releasing almost live recording data and shows that Tesla has already delivered nearly 2,500 Model 3 vehicles in March, bringing the total to more than 3,000 vehicles since the start of deliveries last month.
It launches Tesla's deliveries to new heights in the country, which is already the world's largest Tesla market per capita.
Here are the breakdowns of Tesla broken down by model in Norway in the last two years (via Teslastats.no):
It has now brought the total number of Tesla vehicles in the country to 34,720 units.
Model 3 alone has increased the number of Tesla vehicles in Norway by almost 10% in just a few weeks.
The increase has been particularly significant over the last week, with a massive cargo of Model 3 vehicles arriving in Oslo (photos via Sergei Bryzhak):
Last year, sales of electric cars increased by 40% in Norway – 31.2% of all passenger car sales were all-electric vehicles. By adding all rechargeable vehicles, the market increases to 49.1%.
Electric vehicles are already extremely popular in the country and competition is becoming more and more difficult with model 3 which is attracting a lot of interest.
Nissan responds by offering reduced interest rates for the Leaf. For the rest of the month, Nissan is financing the Leaf at only 0.25% (via Jim Roger Johansen):
The Leaf is the best-selling electric vehicle in Norway for a long time, but Model 3 is expected to take the lead by far this month.
Other model 3 deliveries are expected in the coming weeks and only the two high-end versions of the vehicle are currently available.
Tesla is expected to start selling the other 2 cheaper versions of the Model 3 in Europe in the coming months.
That's what I like to see. Automakers are not putting much weight behind their electric vehicles at the moment, especially when it comes to advertising.
I think we are going to witness this change with increased competition and that Tesla flooding the market of model 3 vehicles will bring a lot.
Low interest rates like this are interesting. We have seen Jaguar do the same for I-Pace in the United States and it is apparently an effective tactic.