Tesla’s Model Y was the Top-Selling EV in Norway for September

The Tesla Model Y arrived in Europe over the past couple of months, and one major adopter of the electric SUV is seeing its zero-emission sales increase as a result of the new range

Tesla has helped drive up electric vehicle (EV) sales in Norway, to help them achieve a milestone of almost 80 percent of last month’s car sales being EVs, according to Reuters.

The country is considered the earliest and quickest adopter of EVs worldwide, and they also have an ambitious plan to end the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2025 – set to be the first in the world to do so.

In September, battery electric vehicles (BEVs) made up 77.5 percent of new cars sold in Norway in September, up from 61.5 percent year-over-year, according to data shared by the Norwegian Road Federation (OFV).

The Tesla Model Y was the top-selling EV, taking 19.8 percent of market share, while the Tesla Model 3 made up 12.3 percent in second place.

After arriving in Norway, the Tesla Model Y dominated car sales in Norway in August, with September not looking much different.

Norway has enacted an EV tax exemption from those placed on fossil fuel-burning vehicles, incentivizing residents to buy electric. As a result, the country saw its first year with more EV sales than gas as early as 2020 – while few other countries have even come close yet.