If you’re wondering how quickly EVs could take over from legacy vehicles, you might look at early adopter Norway, where plug-ins now represent 33% of all auto sales. Of the top 10 cars sold in the country in May, only two were non-electrified models.
The Norwegian plug-in market continued its steady rise in May, growing 31% to 4,329 units. Year-to-date sales are up 39% to 21,086 units.
The most popular plug-in in Norway is the VW e-Golf, which sold 457 units in May, closely followed by the BMW i3, with 410 units. Also in the top ten are the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, and the Volkswagen Passat GTE and Golf GTE PHEVs.
Norwegians have a wide variety of EVs and PHEVs to choose from, including the Nissan LEAF, the Renault Zoe, Tesla Models S and X, the Volvo XC90 PHEV, and several offerings from Mercedes and BMW. The field recently grew larger, as Norway became the first European market to receive the Opel Ampera-e (aka the Chevy Bolt), which sold 230 units in its first month of volume deliveries.
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Source: EV Sales
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