Tesla’s Model Y is hitting Europe like an electrical storm. In Norway, it became the best-selling vehicle (yes, of any kind) within a week of beginning deliveries. The Vikings’ buying spree pushed EV sales to a new monthly record: 72% of the total auto market in August, compared to 64% in July.
Adding PHEVs and hybrids brings the total share for electrified vehicles to 92%. Old-timey fossil burners vehicles are down to 7.8% of the market.
According to registration data, Tesla delivered 1,115 Model Y vehicles in the country in August.
The second best-selling vehicle in August was VW’s new ID.4, followed by Tesla’s Model 3.
These spectacular sales are unlikely to last. Model Ys sold in Norway come from Gigafactory Shanghai, and Electrek reports that it may take a few more months for another shipment to arrive. Global shortages of chips and other auto components could also take a bite out of future sales.