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

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

Norway's plug-in electric car market continues to expand without hesitation.

In May, registrations of new passenger plug-ins increased by 23.4% to a total of 3,295 plug-ins, which translates to over 25% market share...an impressive feat in this day and age to be sure!

However. the sales demographics themselves seem to shifting more and more into plug-in hybrids, away from all-electrics.

All-electric registrations dropped by 23.7% to 1,423 (excluding 41 vans), while plug-in hybrids continued their surge by increasing 132% to 1,872 units.

We should note that the above numbers exclude 466 used imported passenger plug-in cars.

Here are a few individual model highlights:

  • Nissan LEAF - 320 in May and 2,274 YTD at 3.5% market share and third place overall
  • BMW i3 - 120 in May and 1,061 YTD at 1.7% market share and 11th place overall
  • Tesla Model S - 156 in May and 957 YTD at 1.5% market share and 14th place overall
  • Renault Zoe - 64 in May and 832 YTD at 1.3% market share and 16th place overall
The top selling model is the Volkswagen Golf with 1,054 cars sold in May and 6,426 YTD, which mostly consists of plug-ins, namely the e-Golf and Golf GTE.

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

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