According to Reuters, EV sales now account for 31.2% of car sales now, up from 20.8% in 2017. Amazingly, if these figures were to combined with plug-in hybrid vehicles, the number would hit 49.1% of overall car sales for 2018.
Meanwhile sales of diesel vehicles and petrol vehicles were down 28% and 17% respectively as compared to 2017. Weirdly, hybrids sales were down 20%. All these downtrends contributed to a drop in total new car sales of 6.8% despite a 40% increase in EV sales.
Nissan's Leaf is the best selling EV for 2018 but with Tesla's Model 3 deliveries starting soon, Nissan's crown might be in danger. It is reported that Norway has 30,000 pre-orders for electric vehicles comprising mostly of the Tesla Model 3 and Audi e-tron.