Plug-in electric car sales in Norway went through the roof in December! Plug-in accounted for roughly 50% of new passenger cars in the EV capital of the world.With a special rush from Tesla, we knew something big was going to happen in Norway.
In total, a whooping 8,033 (up 123% year-over-year) new plug-in passenger cars were registered in December, which compared to 16,077 total cars registered, equates to a nearly perfect 50.0%!
Of course, that is a new record for BEVs, PHEVs and total plug-ins.
- BEVs 4,425 (up 91%, good for a 27.5% market share) + 770 ‘used’ plug-ins + 88 vans (74 new and 14 used) + 14 FCV
- PHEVs 3,608 (up 182%, good for 22.4% market share)
Tesla Model S was second with 1,026 and eighth for the year. In total, Tesla delivered a record 2,455 for the month and 3,743 for the quarter. Tesla is also the seventh most popular brand overal for the year with 8,460 sales, ahead of Audi, Ford and Nissan.
Here is a list of best selling cars for the year (Volkswagen e-Golf takes the first spot with more than 6,500 for e-Golf s and more than 2,000 for Golf GTE and the rest of Golf sale are ICE).
And another look at the progress:
Diesel goes into the history books: