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NORWAY / ELECTRIC AID EXCLUSIVE
Limit to early adopters
Has Norway’s dizzying rate of electric car sales growth peaked?

Published: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:49:15 GMT

Norway electric car sales trends up to November

Norway’s electric car market still stands out as the one and only European market where electric cars have attracted a serious and consistent following from all those willing to switch to what some visionaries still see as the most likely form of private individual transport in the 2040s and beyond

It may be audacious to say that a market segment that has been growing at a dizzying rate for most of this and last year may already have peaked. 

But some electric car market observers now take the view that the breakneck rate of expansion seen of late in Norway’s electric car market may be about to give way to a more down to earth rate of expansion. 

Today, eleven months through the current year, electric cars have already captured 12.6 per cent of Norway’s new car market.

To put this into perspective, West Europe’s electric car sales share at the ten months stage - excluding Norway - currently stands at a paltry 0.31 per cent. 

That compares with 0.24 per cent during the corresponding period of last year, according to AID’s own data
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