Tesla Model S Breaks Norway’s All-Time Monthly Sales Record
If you live in the states, you’d know that Tesla has been finding its share of success (and setbacks) with its Model S sedan. Abroad though, the automaker hasn’t garnered a huge amount of success. But that all changed last month, when the Model S became the best-selling car, in a month, in Norway’s history.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Tesla beat a 28-year-old monthly sales record that was set way back when in 1986. 1,493 Model S sedans were sold in the month of March alone, surpassing the original record set by the Ford Sierra of 1,454. This amount also marks double what the California-based electric automaker had expected to sell last month. PHOTOS: See More of the 2012 Tesla Model S
Lest you forget, Tesla opened up its first dealers and manufacturing facility in the Nordic nation only a few months ago. Today, there are four dealerships spanning the country, including one in the capital of Oslo. With Norway being one of the leading producers in hydroelectric power, the government provides a healthy amount of incentives for EV buyers. Combined with an extensive network of charging stations, the growth possibilities for Tesla seem nearly endless. PHOTOS: See More of the 2013 Tesla Model X