Plug-in electric car sales in Norway increased in May and now exceed a cumulative level of 200,000 new registrations since 2012.

The Number of registrations in May amounted to 5,512 passenger cars (up 27% year-over-year) at over 42% market share!

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

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

Here are the details:

  • BEVs 2,911 (+34%, 22.3% market share) + 1,027 ‘used’ + 100 vans (88 new and 12 used) + 1 FCV
  • PHEVs 2,604 (+20%, 20.0% market share)

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

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

Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S

The best selling car in Norway this year is the Nissan LEAF, which took the lead after a spectacular registration record of 2,172 in March. Since then, sales dialed back to three-digit numbers - 997 in April and 644 in May.

During the first five months of 2018, Tesla significantly increased its sales in Norway of both the Model S and Model X:

  • Tesla Model X: 247 in May (up 79%) and 1,548 YTD (up 72%)
  • Tesla Model S: 272 in May (up 209%) and 1,386 YTD (up 127%)
Model S is back to form, but it's still below its results from 2014 and 2015 when in the first five months respectively some 2,598 and 2,108 were registered.

Volkswagen Golf (ICE, e-Golf BEV and Golf GTE PHEV) is the second best selling model, followed by the BMW i3.

New passenger car registrations in Norway – May 2018, source: Opplysningsrådet for Veitrafikken AS (OFV AS)

New passenger car registrations in Norway – May 2018, source: Opplysningsrådet for Veitrafikken AS (OFV AS)