New plug-in passenger car registrations in Norway – January 2018

New plug-in passenger car registrations in Norway – January 2018

We aren't used to seeing a decrease in plug-in electric car sales in Norway, but well... that is exactly what happened after the December surge to an all-time record.

BMW i3s

BMW i3s

The strange thing is that entire automotive market in Norway plunged by 29.5% to 9,207.

Plug-ins decreased by 24.6% to 3,691, but maintained 40% market share!

Here are the details:

  • BEVs 2,126 (-7%, good for 23% market share) + 890 ‘used’ plug-ins + 84 vans (55 new and 29 used) + 2 FCV
  • PHEVs 1,565 (-40%, good for 17% market share)
Oddly, demand for plug-ins didn't decrease that much - there are thousands of pre-orders for various new models that simply are unable to be  fulfilled quickly.

The BMW i3 seems to be the top model in Norway currently with 614 registrations and second place in the model rank, just behind the Volkswagen Golf/e-Golf/Golf GTE (with 754 combined).

Renault ZOE is third with 334.

Tesla deliveries amounted to just 215 (110 Model S and 105 Model X), while in December that number was 2,455.

New plug-in passenger car registrations in Norway – January 2018

New plug-in passenger car registrations in Norway – January 2018