Bjørn Nyland, a Tesla vlogger based in Norway, won a free Founders series Model X through Tesla’s referral program. The limited edition status of his car will make him one of the first owner in Europe and he now reports that his SUV finally entered production this week.
Several other European Model X reservation holders are now reporting having received confirmation that their vehicles entered the production phase this week.
While Model X deliveries are now well underway in the US, European reservation holders have only been able to configure their vehicles and place their orders starting last month.
Even if his car is entering production this week, Bjorn is told not to expect delivery for another 2 to 3 months. While Tesla vehicles rarely keep a ‘production’ status more than a few days or weeks, the automaker ships vehicles in batches to Europe and the whole process can take months.
Bjorn shared the news on his Facebook page:
The Model X P90D is not cheap in Norway: 1,318,300 NOK = ~$160,000 USD, but fortunately for Bjorn, he will not have to pay for it thanks to his fans who help him win the referral program contest for Europe.
Earlier this month, Tesla revealed that it found a weakness in its third-row seat while performing “internal seat strength test that was conducted prior to the start of Model X deliveries in Europe”. Following the discovery, Tesla decided to issue a voluntary recall for the vehicles already delivered in the US.
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Do we have any idea how many reservation holders live in Europe?
My guess about the price of ~$160,000 (~151,600 EUR) is that, unlike in the US, it’s including all taxes. In Germany, a fully optioned Model S P90D is 161,000 EUR (including taxes). So, it’s actually a bargain. 😉
No tax on EV vehicles in Norway. No what so ever, no registration fee, road tax, not even VAT. So it will be more expensive in any other country. (Tax incentives will be prolonged until the end of 2017).
Here in France, with the facelift the Model S price increased by between 4,000 and 10,000€, depending on the motorisation. The base model went from 72k€ to 82k€, thus becoming out of reach for some prospective customers. I guess when the configurator opens publicly for Model X we’ll also see the effects of the €/$ parity as well 🙁
Typo: a tesla blogger should be blogger. “Optimus Prime”? I thought he was naming it X-Wing. I take it (or these early ones at least) won’t be assembled in Tilburg plant.
agg! autocorrect changed vlogger to blogger
no, actully I think, it is correct. “vlogger” is short for “video blogger”
ok. i saw that “v” is right next to “b” on the keyboard. how is it pronounced: bee-logger or vilogger