After posting an all-time record month in January, and a best ever first quarter, Norway plug-in vehicle sales surprised us in March by showing a significant 20.4% drop in new EV registrations.

BMW i3

BMW i3

Still, the 3,357 new passenger plug-in sales is not that bad a result in context, as the overall market also shrunk by 19.7%, so market share stayed steady at 29.6%.

Passenger plug-in registration breakdown:

  • BEVs (1,683– down 15.5% and 14.8% market share) + 404 used and 65 vans (62 new and 3 used)
  • PHEVs (1,674 – down 24.7% and 14.8% market share)
  • FCVs (4)
The BMW i3 was one of the stars in April, thanks to 426 new registrations (second best for the month). The i3 is also now second best selling model in Norway overall after four months (1,939 and 3.9% share), behind the Volkswagen Golf (of which the majority is either the all-electric e-Golf, or plug-in hybrid Golf GTE).

EVs under performing expectations for the month:

  • Nissan LEAF notched 287 sales,
  • 74 Renault ZOE sales
  • 75 Tesla (42 S and 33 X) sales

New plug-in passenger car registrations in Norway – April 2017

New plug-in passenger car registrations in Norway – April 2017