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

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

Renault ZOE

Renault ZOE

For the very first time in several years we see Norway's plug-in market without growth.

Some 3,578 new passenger plug-ins registered moved the market down 0.7% (year-over-year), which maybe isn't that big a tragedy - especially as the overall market shrank by 3.7%, but it is unusual nonetheless.

As a result, plug-in market share did still increase a little bit...to really pretty incredible 26.2%.

The reason behind the -0.7% move is high sales drop of all-electric cars by 27.2% to 1,906 (13.9% market share).  Plug-in hybrids still continue their strong growth (thanks to 2016 incentive changes), increasing over 69% in June to 1,672.

We should note that the above numbers also exclude 440 used imported passenger plug-in cars, as well as the 50 vans (45 new and 5 used).

The one all-electric model that caught our attention in June was the Renault ZOE with 398 new registrations.

Registration data for the model that cracked the Top 20 overall:

  • VW e-Golf - 305 sold in June and 2,859 YTD at 3.6% market share and 3rd place overall
  • Nissan LEAF – 318 in June and 2,592 YTD at 3.3% market share and 4th place overall
  • Tesla Model S – 284 in June and 1,241 YTD at 1.6% market share and 12th place overall
  • Renault ZOE – 398 in June and 1,230 YTD at 1.6% market share and 13th place overall
  • BMW i3 – 51 in June and 1,112 YTD at 1.4% market share and 15th place overall

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

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