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Tesla Tops EV Sales in Iceland in December

The numbers might be small compared to the larger market in Iceland, but five Model S's outsells the two Nissan LEAFs registered in December 2013.

Published: 03-Jan-2014

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s Model S has been rated the Best Car of 2013. Now the Model S has emerged as the top selling green car in Iceland in the last month of 2013. The car may be topping the charts in other countries as well, but Iceland is the first nation to reveal the electric car registrations for each month of 2013.

Tesla rules this small market

Iceland is still a small market for electric vehicles, but its enthusiasm for the environment-friendly cars can be compared to Norway. Iceland witnessed only eight EV registrations in December, or 2.2% of total market share for the month. For the full year 2013, the country recorded 7,635 automobile sales. Of them, only 72 were electric vehicles, with 0.94% market share.

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