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Norway EV sales were passed by PHEV sales in April

Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 1:16 pm
by oceanroad
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Coming in the wake of March sales, which provided the first hint as to which way the wind is blowing, April was the first month that Norway’s closely observed electric cars were outsold by the latest generation of Plug-in hybrids.

This is a fast-budding sector presently dominated by Mitsubsihi’s Outlander PHEV and Volkswagen’s Golf GTE


I think this is understandable. BEVs are great, but I wouldn't want 2 of them in my household. Even though I have a Tesla Model 3 reservation, I'd still prefer a 100 mile with a range extender.

RE:Norway EV sales were passed by PHEV sales in April

Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 1:18 pm
by evguy
In Norway many people have small trailers. Weekend trips to a cabin and home improvement projects are popular. Most plug-in hybrid vehicles have tow ratings, but the full electric vehicles don't.

If a full EV came out with a towbar I think it would sell very well (currently I believe the Model X is the only EV to have a tow rating?)