40% Of All New Vehicles Sold In Norway In August Were Plug-In EVs!
For just the second time, Norway has exceeded 40% market share for plug-in electric vehicles, taking a massive 40.2% of the over light vehicle sales in the country for August (the record of 42.4% was set this past June).
Total new registrations of passenger cars amounted 5,393, the second best result ever; a figure that is also 43% higher than a year ago.
Interestingly, there was also a new record of 1,025 sales of used imported passenger plug-ins! (Thank you weak EU emission standards for those registrations? Sell ’em on paper…then ship ’em to Norway)
- BEVs 2,784 (up 38.5%, good for 20.8% market share) + 1,025 used + 104 vans (84 new and 20 used)
- PHEVs 2,609 (up 48.1%, good for 19.4% market share)
The bad news for Norway is that despite being chosen as the first market for the Opel Ampera-e (think re-badged Chevy Bolt EV), the locals have yet to see too many of those in reality, as GM is not prioritizing the region alongside rolling out the 238 mile/383 km EV in America. In fact, deliveries are shrinking, despite demand being virtually off the chart.
Here is few of the main BEV models registration stats for August:
- VW e-Golf: 996
- BMW i3: 390
- Nissan LEAF: 264
- Renault ZOE: 141
- Tesla Model S: 106
- Tesla Model X: 88
- Opel Ampera E: 61
Hat tip to ES!