Tesla has delivered their first Model S outside of North America. It bought by Norwegian Frederic Hauge.
Tesla has delivered their first Model S outside of North America.
The car, a Model S Signature Edition, was delivered to Norwegian Frederic Hauge who previously bought the first electric vehicle imported into Norway in 1989. Interestingly, Hauge continuously ran his original EV through toll booths without paying until the government seized his car. He would then buy the model back and continue his antics time and time again. This went on until the government decided to eliminate tolls on electric vehicles.
According to Hauge, "As Europe's first owner of the Tesla Model S, I am very proud to be a pioneer." He went on to say the wait was frustrating but it's a great day because he finally has his car.
The European rollout of the Model S will expand shortly as deliveries are slated to occur in Switzerland and the Netherlands later this month.