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

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

Norway's plug-in electric vehicle market continues to grow, despite the huge market penetration already for electrification.

For August, an impressive 43% year-over-year growth rate was noted.

Total BEV/PHEV registrations amounted to 3,772 new passenger vehicles, which is the third best result ever.  EV market share for the month stood at 28.5%.

The majority of the plug-in sales in Norway this month came via all-electric cars, with some 2,010 worth. However this category is actually lower than last year by 7.2%, as new interest in plug-in hybrids has not only been eating into traditional petrol sales, but some all-electric ones as well.   Plug-in hybrid sales in August increased by 277% to 1,762.

Norway registrations also include 50 new and 14 used imported all-electric vans, and 494 used imported passenger BEVs.

As we forecasted over the past couple months, the "boat with the Xs" arrived late in the month, and Tesla managed to deliver its first real quantity of any consequence of the SUV into Europe, with 168 units into Norway (which was more then the rest of Europe combined for August).  Meanwhile the Model S logged 170 registrations.

The Nissan LEAF and BMW i3 also achieved respectable numbers at 318 and 293. At time of press, we don't have the numbers fore-Golf, but the VW often leads the pack for BEV sales, while the Outlander PHEV is the undisputed king of the, well...plug-in hybrids (as its name suggests).

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

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

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

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