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Nissan LEAF Still #1 In Norway (October Registrations Report)

The Nissan LEAF continue to hold the top spot for electric car sales/registrations in Norway. In October, it came in #1 with 372 sales, followed by the VW e-Golf (a newbie) not far behind it with 324 sales, and the VW e-Up! with just a tad less — 230 sales.

The BMW i3 does okay at #4 with 130 sales, and the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV breaks into the top 5 with 103 sales. The Tesla Model S just ranks 10th, but that is likely due to Tesla’s delivery schedule. The US gets Tesla deliveries in one quarter, followed by Europe in the next, and then China in the third, from what I understand.

For the year to date, the LEAF is also #1 (4117 registrations), the Model S is #2 (3571), the VW e-Up! is #3 (2574), the BMW i3 is #4 (1764), the VW e-Golf is already #5 (1469), and the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is #6 (1342). The numbers are not 100% official, but Jose Pontes does a pretty good job of rounding them up from various sources and then estimating where needed. After that, the numbers trail off fast. Below are charts and a table for more info on Norway’s EV registrations in October and for the first 10 months of the year.

Electric vehicles accounted for 12% of Norway’s automobile registrations in October, and 14% for the first 10 months of the year.

The thing I always love about covering Norway’s EV registrations, aside from them being so high relative to the country’s population and automobile market, is that they are dominated by 100%-electric vehicles. Aside from the popular Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, no other plug-in hybrid gets even 1% of the EV market. In total, 100%-electric vehicles accounted for 93% of Norway’s EV market in October and 91% for the first 10 months of the year.

Norway EV Sales 2014 - October

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