After less than two months in the market, the Tesla Model S topped Norway’s best-sellers’ list during the opening two weeks of this month, comfortably outselling all other cars, regardless of fuel type, according to industry newsletter Automotive Industry Data (AID).
The Tesla Model 2 posted 184 registrations in its debut month in Norway in August; from 1-16 September, registrations of the Model S in Norway jumped to the chart-topping 322 units, according to AID-compiled data—displacing Volkswagen’s conventionally powered Golf at 256 units.
According to AID, in the two-week selling period ending 16 September 16, the Tesla Model S accounted for 6.2% of all the new cars sold in Norway. The Volkswagen Golf took another 4.9%, followed in third and fourth position by the Toyota Auris and the Mazda CX-5.
While fifth, sixth and seventh position for this particular period went in turn to the Volvo V40, Škoda Octavia and the Toyota RAV4, the number eight slot went to Nissan’s LEAF—Norway’s most popular electric car so far this year.
Combined, the Model S and Nissan’s LEAF captured a combined market share of 9.1% for the two-week period.