All hail the all-electric car, as BEVs take over the Norwegian market in June.

Norway once again has raised the bar for plug-in car sales, setting several new all-time records last month.

Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X

Amazingly, new passenger BEVs (all-electrics) and PHEVs (plug-in hybrids) registrations combined to account for a whopping 42.2% of the market!

In total, 6,011 new BEVs, PHEVs (and a few FCVs) were registered last month (up some 65%).

The driving force behind the new record was doubling of sales for the all-electric vehicles over a year ago - thanks mostly to the updated VW e-Golf, Tesla Model X and also the new Renault ZOE and Ampera-E.

  • BEVs (3,946 – up 107%, good for 27.7% market share) + 579 used and 69 vans (58 new and 11 used)
  • PHEVs (2,063 – up 18.6%, good for 14.5% market share)
  • FCVs (2)
We don't yet have full model ranks for June, but results of the top 15 or so models are known:
  • VW e-Golf: 874 (1st overall)
  • Tesla Model X: 609 (2nd overall)
  • Renault ZOE: 428 (3rd)
  • BMW i3: 420 (4th)
  • Opel Ampera E: 389 (6th)
  • Nissan LEAF: 384 (7th)
  • Tesla Model S: 242 (16th)

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

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

Additionally, another new type of record was set in June in Norway,  the electrified car market share was higher than conventional diesel cars and conventional gasoline cars combined.

Put another way, plug-ins paired with conventional hybrids took a 52.7% market share in June.

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

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