Tesla Model Y Tops Car Sales in Norway During November
Tesla’s Model Y dominated car sales in Norway during November, a month where plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) overall accounted for a whopping 89.3% of automotive sales in the country — reports CleanTechnica.
Norway saw total vehicle registrations increase about 28% year-over-year to 19,513 units during November. Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) grew their lion’s share of the market from 73.8% in November 2021 to 81.6% in November of this year.
Norway continues to be a world leader in EV adoption. Internal combustion engine-only vehicles made up a mere 3.4% of car sales in the country for November.
What’s more, BEVs also recorded an all-time high monthly registration volume of 15,915 units during the month, with the Model Y leading the charge by a large margin at 3,209 units sold. That’s almost three times as many as the runner-up, the Volkswagen ID.4 (1,093 units).
While Tesla’s European supply chain stumbled a bit earlier this year due to shipment delays from Gigafactory Shanghai, the opening of the company’s German Gigafactory has strengthened output capacity in the region.
A stable supply of Model Ys from Giga Berlin-Brandenburg and supplementary shipments from Giga Shanghai are contributing to solid deliveries across Europe. Delivery wait times for the Model Y in Norway are currently under two months, as opposed to a year for most competitors.
The Model Y also topped Norwegian car sales for June 2022 and the entire first half of this year. What’s more, Tesla set a new daily delivery record in Norway earlier this week with a total of 297 vehicles delivered.