... and the winner is ... Volkswagen e-Golf

... and the winner is ... Volkswagen e-Golf

While just a few countries are achieving visible market share for plug-in cars, Norway is flying somewhere above the horizon at 26% in June.

Most of the registrations in Norway are pure electric cars - some 2,617 BEVs out of 3,693 new passenger plug-ins. Another 286 BEVs were used imported. Additionally 62 new electric vans and 3 used were registered in June.

But plug-in hybrids are growing much faster at well over 1,000% year over year to 1,076 in June.

As you can see below, 13,659 new all-electric cars were registered in the first half of the year, supplemented by 3,010 plug-in hybrids and 289 vans.

New plug-in passenger car registrations in Norway – June 2015 (source: <a href=elbil.no)" draggable="false">

New plug-in passenger car registrations in Norway – June 2015 (source: elbil.no)

Renault ZOE

Renault ZOE

Volkswagen e-Golf again was the best selling plug-in car in Norway with 747 registrations in June. If we add 355 Golf GTE it turns out that about two thirds of all Golfs were plug-ins.

Renault ZOE shock us with 431 registrations jumping to 4th overall among BEVs!

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV also remain very strong with 421, leading all plug-in hybrids.

Tesla Model S is the second best selling car in Norway after the first six months at 2,674 registrations, behind the 4,829 e-Golfs. Nissan LEAF landed far behind at 8th with 1,611 in the period.

New plug-in passenger car registrations in Norway – June 2015

New plug-in passenger car registrations in Norway – June 2015