BEV sales move up by roughly 60% year-over-year, but PHEVs continue to shrink quickly.

After a slowdown in April, May brings another positive result for plug-in electric car sales in Norway.

Official registration stats indicate 6,096 new plug-in cars, which is 10.6% more than a year ago at 46.5% market share!

Of course, the sales are not increasing as much as it used to in the past because of the plug-in hybrid collapse noting 11 months of consecutive significant decrease.

  • BEVs: 4,652 (up 59.8%, 35.5% market share) + 635 ‘used’ + 215 vans (209 new and 6 used) + 3 FCVs
  • PHEVs: 1,445 (down 44.5%, 11.0% market share)

New plug-in passenger car registrations in Norway – May 2019

 
 

Tesla Model 3 still on top YTD

It seems that Tesla Model 3 is well in the lead this year in Norway with 7,548 registrations (12.0% of all)! In May, an additional 705 new Model 3 were registered, which also is one of the highest (comparable to Volkswagen e-Golf/Golf, but we don't have full data yet).

Overall, the Tesla brand is #1 in Norway with 1,010 registrations for the month and 8,845 for the year.

Great results were noted also by the Audi e-tron (530) and Jaguar I-PACE (510)!

Other noticeable BEV results already in our database:

  • Volkswagen e-Golf - 779 (890 total with ICE)
  • Audi e-tron - 530
  • Jaguar I-PACE - 510
  • BMW i3 - 344
  • Nissan LEAF - 390
  • Renault ZOE - 268
  • Tesla Model X - 258
  • Hyundai Kona Electric - 234 (234 total with ICE)
  • Tesla Model S - 47

Top 20 new passenger car registrations in Norway – May 2019

 

Source: Opplysningsrådet for Veitrafikken AS (OFV AS)