In Norway, Nissan LEAF Took #7 In Overall Sales in July With 2.4% Share; Tesla Model S Joins Party In August

AUG 2 2013 BY MARK KANE 10

268 Nissan LEAFs were registered in July in Norway, which led the Japanese automaker to take the #7 place on the top ten list and to capture 2.4% of the new passenger vehicle market.

Tesla Model S and Roadster...Both Still Available For Sale In Europe (While Supplies Last On The Roadster Anyway)

Tesla Model S and Roadster…Both Still Available For Sale In Europe (While Supplies Last On The Roadster Anyway)

In previous months, the LEAF was higher on that top ten chart in Norway, so it has slid down a bit.  However, YTD sales for the LEAF check in at 2,242 – almost as high as the 2,298 sold in all of 2012.

LEAF still is king of electrics in Norway, because only 10 other units were sold in July (and two vans, to be accurate). So, for now, Tesla is not making big dent with only 5 registrations, but it probably will in August when Model S volume deliveries begin.

“We’ll be celebrating the arrival of the first European cars with delivery events in Oslo, Zurich and Tilburg in August. This initial activity will begin the ramp up of European deliveries, so if you have a Model S order, look out for a delivery email arriving in your inbox soon.”

So, if we exclude Nissan and Tesla, then only 5 other electrics were sold in Norway among all other automakers, which shows us that soon only the LEAF and Model S will matter there.

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10 Comments on "In Norway, Nissan LEAF Took #7 In Overall Sales in July With 2.4% Share; Tesla Model S Joins Party In August"

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How many Tesla Model S ordered? I see there were only 5 sold (should say delivered).

They were all Roadsters (unless they sold off the US spec Model S demos now that the Euro edition demos are there).

I love how the oil-exporting nation of Norway is the biggest EV nation. Very smart of them. Sell the oil and drive on electricity from those hydropower plants.

no it’s france .

Norway is the biggest when compared to the market size. Percent wise no country sells as many EVs as Norway

It is amazing to me that only 2.4% of sales are EV’s. I think of Norway as a socialist paradise. They give huge incentives to purchase, and drive EV’s. And all they get is 2.4% of sales. 🙁

Maybe the new BMW i3 will turn the tide.

I wonder whether EV sales would be greater if EV’s offered a hydrocarbon-fueled heater as an option, Even tough Norwegians would probably enjoy a little winter comfort occasionally.

Yes. The Volvo EV’s are doing just that! Makes total sense in cold climates.

European households are often single car households and they like to take long car trips in the summer. Since most EVs can’t do long trips, they don’t work well in single car homes that like to do long car trips. In a multi-car household you have 1 EV and 1 hybrid or conventional car that can do the long trip.

I have heard that there are at least a Tesla orders that are right now being built to be sent to Norway over the next few months.