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‘How Tesla Became the Top-Selling Car Company in Norway’

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Norway has emerged as a leader in electric vehicle (EV) adoption, with 82% of new cars sold in the country in 2023 being electric, according to the Norwegian Road Federation. This significant shift towards EVs can be attributed to the generous subsidies offered to electric vehicle owners as well as the country’s investment in charging infrastructure.

While Tesla’s sales in Norway represent only a fraction of the company’s global sales, the pioneering efforts of the EV maker in the country have made it a critical testing ground and a model for electric vehicle transition. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has frequently commended Norway’s support for this technological shift and has made several visits to the country.

Norwegians were among the first in Europe to receive deliveries of the Tesla Model S in 2013, and the Model Y is currently the best-selling model in the country. Despite Tesla’s success, it faces increasing competition from other EV automakers such as Toyota, Skoda, Volkswagen, and BYD.

CNBC recently traveled to Norway to explore how Tesla has achieved such success in the Scandinavian country, speaking with local residents, government officials, and experts. While Tesla has made significant strides in Norway, the future of EV sales in the country remains uncertain, given the growing competition in the market.

For more information on Tesla’s journey to becoming the top-selling car company in Norway, you can watch the full story in the video linked above. Follow us on Google News for more updates.

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