Norway, like many places throughout the world, is experiencing the meteoric rise of electric vehicles (EVs), and in particular, of the globally-popular Tesla Model 3.
In December 2020, the Tesla Model 3 sold 4,232 units in Norway, landing it at the top of the country’s EV sales, according to EV Sales Blogspot. Additionally, the Model 3 landed second place in Norway’s EV sales throughout 2020, following just a couple thousand units behind the Audi e-Tron.
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In 2020, the Audi e-Tron sold 9,227 units total, while the Tesla Model 3 sold just 7,770 all year. In December, however, we see a major change from the year-long top-seller list, in which the Tesla Model 3 was able to sell 4,232 units, while the Audi e-Tron only sold 454 units in the month before the year’s end.
Other notable sellers include the Volkswagen ID.3 and the Nissan Leaf, both of which landed top five spots on both December’s top-sellers and 2020’s top-sellers. The ID.3 sold 2,303 units in December and 7,754 throughout 2020. The Nissan Lead managed to land a total of 692 delivered units in December 2020, with a total of 5,521 throughout the entire year.
In any case, trends around the world are seeing EV market shares shoot up, but not quite to the extent that they are in Norway. As of December 2020, EVs are more common than traditional gas vehicles, and at this rate, gas may disappear from the country’s auto market altogether in 2021.
Zachary Visconti is a news writer covering Tesla and other EV companies, as well as stories about electric battery news, autonomous driving, and all things sustainable technology. Currently residing in Santa Rosa, California. Loves his wife, his cat Banks, and a good cup of coffee.