The Norwegian plug-in electric vehicle market had its third best month ever, having registered 4.293 units in November, up 45% regarding the same month last year and the market share hitting 33% last month.
The BMW i3 was the best-selling car in November, with an impressive 1.014 deliveries, being only the second plug-in vehicle to reach four digits (the first was the Tesla Model S in March 2014), followed from a far by the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, with 387 registrations and the Volkswagen Golf GTE, with 378.
In the Year-to-date ranking, the Japanese SUV has cemented its leadership (4.877 units) over the second placed VW e-Golf (4.480), while the third placed VW Golf GTE (4.032 units) could be displaced from the last place of the podium in December by the surging BMW i3, 501 units behind.
In the Light Commercial Vehicles (N1) class, the Nissan e-NV200 is ahead with 293 units sold this year, followed by the Peugeot Partner EV (135 units) and Renault Kangoo ZE (127).
Finally, looking at fuel cell vehicles, the Hyundai ix35 FCEV registered three additional units in November, increasing the lead over the Toyota Mirai to six units (13 vs 7), while this year YTD registrations, 20 in total, represent a 33% increase over the 15 units registered in the same period last year.
Norway, which boasts the world’s highest number of electric cars per capita, now has 100,000 electric vehicles on the road.
The plug-in cars are already saving the Nordic country some 200,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year, and the plan is to boost their number to 400,000 over the next three years.
Generous state-funded measures, including tax breaks, free city tolls and free parking, have catapulted Norway to the top of the electric car league. With a population of 5.2 million, Norway has a total of 19 electric cars for every 1,000 inhabitants, with electric vehicles making up for almost 20 percent of new car registrations.[source: EAFO]