Norway: electric vehicles lead the car market

In Norway, electric vehicles are out-selling conventional cars, giving the country the world’s highest rate of EV ownership.

Norwegians are buying more electric vehicles (EVs) than conventionally fuelled models. More than 1,200 EVs are now being sold every month in Norway

And in the last three months of 2013 two EVs – the electric sports car Tesla Model S and the family electric Nissan Leaf – outsold all other cars.

Norway, a Scandinavian country of 5 million people, currently has around 21,000 electric vehicles (EVs) on its roads –