Norway set a new plug-in car sales record in March reaching 23.4% market share for BEVs and almost 2.5% PHEVs, which in total gives it some 25.9% among new passenger cars!
This is more than one per four new registrations!
The exact number of registrations is 3,391 for BEVs and 357 for PHEVs. 3,748 total. All-electric cars are more favorable due mostly to incentives.
Official data states other categories like 73 new electric delivery vans and some 320 used imported passenger electric cars plus 1 used imported electric van.
Besides 25.9% new plug-in cars, there were some 7% non-rechargable hybrids too.
For March, we can take a look at the table with numbers of registrations for particular models provided by elbil.no via OFV.
Most registrations last month belonged to the Tesla Model S - 1,140, but Volkswagen e-Golf with 956 was not far behind and leads the YTD rank. 2,672 e-Golfs out of 7,202 BEVs makes it above one-third of the EV-pie share so far this year.
Almost 68% of all new Golfs, which is the best selling car in Norway, are e-Golfs. Tesla Model S is in the second place after three months of 2015 with share of 8.1% in March and 4.3% in the quarter.
Nissan LEAF had 526 registrations in March, which is more than a year ago, although far short of e-Golf. Despite this, the LEAF is the fifth best selling car in Norway with share of 3.7% in March and 3.1% YTD.
In fourth among EVs we see the Volkswagen e-up! (sales down from last year) at 162 last month and 485 YTD.
Renault ZOE shines with a new record of it own with 228 registrations - enough to overtake BMW i3 in YTD standings - 361 vs. 336. Similar level of sales we can see for Audi A3 e-tron - 369 YTD and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV - 356 YTD.
Number of registrations of new all-electric passenger cars in Norway – March 2015 (source: elbil.no)
Number of registrations of new plug-in hybrid passenger cars in Norway – March 2015 (source: elbil.no)