Norway plug-in electric vehicle sales again shine in May, notching a strong 31.7% increase, while hitting a near-best result of 4,339 sales. The e-market share also looks pretty awesome at 30.6%!

Opel Ampera-e arrives in Norway!

Opel Ampera-e arrives in Norway!

Passenger plug-in registration breakdown:

  • BEVs (2,175 – up 52.8% and 15.3% market share) + 504 used and 39 vans (32 new and 7 used)
  • PHEVs (2,164 – up 15.6% and 15.3% market share)
  • FCVs (2)
The highly anticipated Opel Ampera-e, which arrived in late May, had 230 new registrations (245 YTD), but we are not sure how many those were actual customer deliveries at this point.

The top two selling plug-ins for the month were both German EVs: the "new" Volkswagen e-Golf (36 kWh) in first (457) and the BMW i3 continues to perform well and finishes at #2 (410).

Third we find the good old Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (343), followed by the Volkswagen Passat GTE (340) and two models tie for fifth: Volkswagen Golf GTE & Nissan LEAF (both 272).

Apparently some brake issues that interrupted Renault ZOE sales in April pushed into May, as just 108 new registrations were made last month.

Tesla Model S & Model X sales stood at 88 and 138 respectively.

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

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