Norway’s Insane March Plug-in Car Sales

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Originally published on EV Obsession.

There’s a good chance you’ve heard about Tesla’s record-smashing sales in Norway in March. Well, now I’ve got the full breakdown of Norway’s electric car and plug-in hybrid electric car sales last month. (Note that you can change between March & YTD sales in the interactive chart above.)

Obviously, the Tesla Model S crushed it last month. The next five electric cars—the Nissan LEAF, VW e-Up!, BMW i3, and Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in—formed a clear second tier.

If you switch to YTD sales, it’s a slightly different story. The Model S is still #1, but the Nissan LEAF isn’t as far behind. Pretty far below those but above the rest are the VW e-Up! and the BMW i3. A strong 5th is the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in.

In terms of electric car market share, the Model S has 48% in March and has 36% YTD; the Nissan LEAF had 14% in March and has 27% YTD; both in March and YTD, the VW e-Up! has about 12%, the BMW i3 has about 11%, and the Mitsubishi Outlander has about 8%.

As with Sweden, Norway had more plug-in car sales in March than in both January and February combined. March was actually a strong month in countries across Europe, as well as in the US.

Check out more Norway EV news here. And be sure to check out these Norway Tesla facts if you missed them.

As always, here are static images of the charts above:

Norway EV Sales YTD March


Norway EV Sales March

Data via DinSide + Grønn Bil + EV Sales Blogspot


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