The electric car maker currently has more customers per capita in Norway than any other European country, Musk told Bloomberg’s Betty Liu in a sit-down TV interview.
Musk expects Europe to be as big a market as North America.
This year, Tesla plans to open 7-10 stores in Europe and Asia. The company also has high hopes for China, where its Beijing store slated to open spring.
About Model S
The Tesla Model S is a full-sized electric four-door sedan produced by Tesla Motors. First shown to the public at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show as a prototype, retail deliveries started in the United States in June, 2012.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official range for the Model S Performance model equipped with an 85 kWh lithium-ion battery pack is 265 miles (426 km), topping the Tesla Roadster and making the Model S the electric car with the greatest range available in the market.
The EPA range for the model with the 60 kW·h battery is 208 mi (335 km). EPA’s energy consumption is rated at 237.5 W·h per kilometre (38 kW·h/100 mi) for a combined fuel economy of 89 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent (2.64 L/100 km). Tesla also scheduled the release of a base model with a smaller 40 kW·h battery expected to deliver a range of 160 miles (260 km) and mid-range model with a 60 kW·h battery pack, both rescheduled to begin deliveries during the first quarter of 2013.
Tesla allocated the first 1,000 sedans off the production line to a Signature and Signature Performance limited edition, equipped with the 85 kW·h battery pack, and priced in the U.S. at US$95,400 and US$105,400 respectively, before any applicable U.S. federal and local government tax credits and incentives. The base Model S starts at US$59,900 with a 40 kW·h battery pack up to US$79,900 with the 85 kW·h pack before any government subsidies