Impatiently awaited, the Tesla Model Y, the second electric SUV from the American manufacturer, has landed on the shores of Europe. Unlike the Model 3, S and X, this model arrived directly from the Gigafactory in Shanghai, China.
Delivered very recently, the Tesla Model Y is already panicking the counters in certain automotive markets. In France, although the first deliveries took place on August 27, automotive market figures for August indicate that 117 Model Y have already been sold. It thus enters the top 20 (19th place) of the best-selling electric vehicles in France.
But it is above all towards Norway, a reference market for all car manufacturers wishing to embark on electric vehicles, that all eyes have turned. Today, the market share of electrified vehicles in this country peaks at 83.6%, of which 60% in pure electric since January 2021.
According to the OFV, the Norwegian road traffic information organization, 1,309 Model Ys were sold in August 2021, placing this Tesla on the first step of the podium. It is ahead of the Ford Mustang Mach-E (907 copies) and the Volkswagen ID.4 (861 copies). The Tesla Model 3 is only fourth with 774 copies.
This fine introduction boosted the market share of electrified vehicles (electric and plug-in hybrid) in Norway in August. Thus, they account for 87.7% market share, including 71.9% for 100% electric vehicles and 15.8% for plug-in hybrid vehicles. The big losers are non-rechargeable hybrids (4.5%) and especially thermal ones (7.7%) running on diesel (3.1%) or gasoline (4.6%).
Remember that Norway, a rich oil country, is a pioneer in electric mobility thanks to a very advantageous tax policy. Indeed, unlike very heavily taxed petrol or diesel vehicles, electric cars are exempt from almost all state tithes, which makes them more attractive to buy.