New plug-in passenger car registrations in Norway – February 2016

New plug-in passenger car registrations in Norway – February 2016

Nissan breaks the ice as new Nissan LEAF 30 kWh hits showrooms

Nissan breaks the ice as new Nissan LEAF 30 kWh hits showrooms

February 2016 was so far the best month of plug-in electric car sales in Norway - relatively speaking at least, as a new high in market share was reached at 28.6% for new passenger cars.

That's roughly 3 out of 10 cars sold and the growth year-over-year remain strong at 63.5%What can Norway not do when it comes to EV adoption?

In total 3,490 passenger plug-ins were registered (1,927 BEVs and 1,563 PHEV).

The bad news (if you can consider it that) was that the BEV market for the second month in a row was stagnant compared to 2015, while the good news is that the PHEV segment exploded, up by 613%!

Separately, 371 passenger BEVs were imported as used, and 77 BEV commercial vehicles were registered (67 new, 10 used).

We don't have all the numbers yet, but it looks like the Nissan LEAF 'breaks the ice' with 453 registrations (more than in three previous month altogether) and took 3.7% overall market share. Overall, the Volkswagen e-Golf/GTE is still on the strong lead.

The Tesla Model S noted 113 registrations, while the BMW i3 - 248 (2.0% market share).