Those are bullshit numbers. That's percentage OF CAR SALES that are EVs. Areas with fewer cars to begin with are disproportionally represented.
Grasping at straws, much?
It's not like Norway is being a third world country catching up on car ownership. For decades now, the Scandinavian countries have consistently been in the top ten for things like GNP/capita, expendable income and median income and technological penetration.
The cars are being replaced with electrics, in great part because of government incentives like no tolls or parking fees, and publicly funded charging stations, but also because of environmental consciousness.
"Plug-in hybrid sales in 2012 were led by the United States with a 70% share of global sales, followed by Japan with a 12%, and the Netherlands with 8%."
And again, you bring in total sales figures, like if they said anything about penetration. They don't. We have a strong total sales because of two things - we (a) have over 300 million people, and (b) a lot of those cars we sell, we sell to other countries. Our domestic adoption rate is not high at all, and especially not for full-electric (non-hybrid) vehicles.
Don't bother answering, because you've ended up in my plonk file along with other closed minded people who live in the past. I'd ask what kind of electric vehicle you drive, but you don't.