Norway Electric Car Sales = 23% Of The Market (Again) −

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Published on August 13th, 2015 | by Zach


Norway Electric Car Sales = 23% Of The Market (Again)

NorwayThe numbers for Norway electric car sales are “in.” Official numbers are not provided for several models that share a base name with gasmobiles, so José Pontes has made estimates for them, and we’ll just have to go with his numbers. Why a country with such a developed electric car market won’t break out their numbers is beyond me, but I’ll leave it at that for now.

The electric car share of the broader new-car market is at about 23%. With about 2,600 registrations and a 70% increase over July 2014, Pontes notes that steady growth at that rate would result in a completely electric car (including plug-in hybrids) market by 2020. Lest you think that’s absurd, Norway is in fact aiming for 100% of new car sales to be zero emission vehicles by 2025. Norway is, by far, the leading electric car market on a per car or per capita basis. It is even far ahead of leading US states and cities.

Anyway, getting to July registrations (a proxy for sales), Volkswagen took both gold and silver last month. Overall, the VW e-Golf and VW Golf GTE took 36% of the electric car market and represented approximately two-thirds of all Golf sales in the country. The Nissan LEAF took the bronze with about 10% of the electric car market.

The Audi A3 e-tron (which is essentially the same car as the VW Golf GTE), Tesla Model S, and Mercedes B-Class Electric were close behind, but will have to work a little harder to win a medal this month.

Here are the full charts and tables:

Norway EV Sales 2014 - July 2015


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  • Jvodotse

    It’s no problem to get what you are looking for. In July they sold 727 e-golf & 97 e-Up
    Just klick on the brand and then se how many of each car they sold 🙂

    • Thanks! I’m quite positive that wasn’t an option when I was personally tracking sales.

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