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

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

For just the second time, Norway has exceeded 40% market share for plug-in electric vehicles, taking a massive 40.2% of the over light vehicle sales in the country for August (the record of 42.4% was set this past June).

Total new registrations of passenger cars amounted 5,393, the second best result ever; a figure that is also 43% higher than a year ago.

Interestingly, there was also a new record of 1,025 sales of used imported passenger plug-ins!  (Thank you weak EU emission standards for those registrations?  Sell 'em on paper...then ship 'em to Norway)

  • BEVs 2,784 (up 38.5%, good for 20.8% market share) + 1,025 used + 104 vans (84 new and 20 used)
  • PHEVs 2,609 (up 48.1%, good for 19.4% market share)
The bad news for Norway is that despite being chosen as the first market for the Opel Ampera-e (think re-badged Chevy Bolt EV), the locals have yet to see too many of those in reality, as GM is not prioritizing the region alongside rolling out the 238 mile/383 km EV in America. In fact, deliveries are shrinking, despite demand being virtually off the chart.

Here is few of the main BEV models registration stats for August:

  • VW e-Golf: 996
  • BMW i3: 390
  • Nissan LEAF: 264
  • Renault ZOE: 141
  • Tesla Model S: 106
  • Tesla Model X: 88
  • Opel Ampera E: 61

New Opel Ampera-e registrations in Norway – August 2017

New Opel Ampera-e registrations in Norway – August 2017

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

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

Hat tip to ES!