Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

CleanTechnica

Cars

Record: Norway Electric Car Sales Hit 12% Of Total Car Sales In November

Originally published on EV Obsession.

Norway-Loves-Electric-Vehicles

Norway crushes it in market penetration of electric cars, already hitting about 4% of the market (primarily through the availability and sale of just 2 electric car models).
Slide credit: Francisco Carranza, Manager of Corporate Planning at Nissan Europe.
Photo credit: Zachary Shahan / EV Obsession / CleanTechnica

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:

h/t Autoblog Green

 
 
 
Appreciate CleanTechnica’s originality and cleantech news coverage? Consider becoming a CleanTechnica Member, Supporter, Technician, or Ambassador — or a patron on Patreon.
 

Don't want to miss a cleantech story? Sign up for daily news updates from CleanTechnica on email. Or follow us on Google News!
 

Have a tip for CleanTechnica, want to advertise, or want to suggest a guest for our CleanTech Talk podcast? Contact us here.
Advertisement
 
Written By

Zach is tryin' to help society help itself one word at a time. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director, chief editor, and CEO. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, and Curaçao. Zach has long-term investments in Tesla [TSLA], NIO [NIO], Xpeng [XPEV], Ford [F], ChargePoint [CHPT], Amazon [AMZN], Piedmont Lithium [PLL], Lithium Americas [LAC], Albemarle Corporation [ALB], Nouveau Monde Graphite [NMGRF], Talon Metals [TLOFF], Arclight Clean Transition Corp [ACTC], and Starbucks [SBUX]. But he does not offer (explicitly or implicitly) investment advice of any sort.

Comments

You May Also Like

Cars

We know that this is an odd combination — putting a luxury compact sedan against a pickup truck in a drag racing challenge. But...

Cars

Tesla has expanded its manufacturing presence well beyond the U.S. at this point, now with Gigafactory locations in both China and Germany, along with...

Clean Transport

This week, at the Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada, Tesla delivered the first Tesla Semis to PepsiCo. I watched it live, being hugely excited about...

Cars

Plugin electric vehicles took 89.3% share of the auto market in Norway in November, down from 91.2% year on year. Full electrics (BEVs), however,...

Copyright © 2022 CleanTechnica. The content produced by this site is for entertainment purposes only. Opinions and comments published on this site may not be sanctioned by and do not necessarily represent the views of CleanTechnica, its owners, sponsors, affiliates, or subsidiaries.