Norway is unarguably the global leader when it comes to automobile electrification. So far in the month of June, the Tesla Model Y is the undisputed leader in electric car sales in the country, according to data gathered by Elbilstatistikk.
The Tesla Model Y tops the sales chart with 1,768 units registered in the Nordic country. For the year, the car has sold 5,434.
In a distant second is the Volkswagen ID.4, with 996 units registered in June and 4,154 in 2022. Another Volkswagen EV, the Skoda Enyaq, comes third with 763 registrations in June and 2,860 in 2022.
Other EVs in the top ten in Norway include the Hyundai IONIQ 5, BMW iX, Audi Q4 E-tron and E-tron, Polestar 2, Ford Mustang Mach-E, and the Hyundai Kona electric.
The sales figure for the Model Y is impressive because it is coming after two months of a general dip in car sales in Norway. It also outsold the bottom half of the top ten list, which includes some really popular models.
However, Tesla deliveries generally ramp up toward the end of the quarter, which applies to the month of June. But that does not take away from the appeal of the Model Y, a crossover that offers most of what car owners want in a vehicle in that category.
Norway is very friendly to electric cars, which make up the majority of car sales. The government plans to phase out the sales of new light-duty gas-powered vehicles by 2025. However, experts predict it could happen way before the target.