You may have caught my story the other day pointing out that the top-selling car in Norway two months in a row was an electric car (the Tesla Model S in October and the Nissan Leaf in November). Unfortunately, they didn’t top the list again in November; however, the overall share of electric car sales was the highest to date.
1,434 of Norway’s 12,079 new vehicle registrations in November were for electric cars. That amounts to a 12% market share, even considerably more than in September (8.6%) and October (7.2%).
Furthermore, the Nissan Leaf and the Tesla Model S did both make it into the top 10. The Model S was #2 at 527 registrations and the Nissan Leaf was at #5 with 512 registrations (just a 15-car difference). The Volkswagen (VW) Golf took the top spot with 666 sales, an apt number for the slightly downbeat news.
2014 should be a very interesting year. The BMW i3 and the VW e-Up! are coming to the Norwegian market, and I think also the Renault Zoe and Renault Fluence ZE, and the i3 and e-Up! reportedly already have over 1,000 orders each!
Note that electric car sales in the US are still far below 1% of total car sales.
Stay tuned for some even more uplifting Norway electric car news, including some exclusive interviews with EV leaders in Norway.
For much more on why electric car sales are so high in Norway, check out these two posts:
- Top-Selling Cars In Norway Now Electric Cars (Two Months In A Row) — 4 Reasons Why
- Norwegian Electric Car User Findings (10 Charts)
h/t Autoblog Green