Iceland enjoys booming plug-in electric car sales, which in September increased by 44% year-over-year to 705 new registrations.
That's 63% of the overall market! Moreover, all-electric cars were responsible for 45% of the new passenger car registrations!
The total plug-in car registrations after nine months are 3,170, while the market share is 43% (24% for BEVs). It makes Iceland the second most plug-in friendly market globally, after Norway, where the market share is 71% YTD (81.6% in September).
The top-selling model in the country is the Tesla Model 3, with 289 units last month and 742 YTD. Tesla as a brand also holds 25% of the plug-in market.
Taking into consideration that the conventional hybrid RAV4 is the second best selling model so far this year (416) - between the Model 3 and the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (381) - the plug-in hybrid RAV4 might be a serious contender.
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