Nissan LEAF, VW e-up! & BMW i3 Lead Norway Electric Vehicle Sales in April
In April, the number of registrations of new passenger cars in Norway fell by 13.4% year over year to 12,115. In the same time, the number of EV registrations more than doubled to 1,291 new cars (plus 190 plug-in hybrids) and 230 used imported EVs.
Passenger EVs controlled 10.4% of the market.
The previous monthly leader, the Tesla Model S, fell to fourth place as Nissan LEAF leads the segment with 451 new registrations (#2 overall) and a huge 197 used ones.
In the table we see that EVs made in Germany remain strong with 257 Volkswagen e-up! and 236 BMW i3. Interesting is that 10 e-up! were imported as used (they are still only a few months old at most).
And there we have Tesla Model S – 171 new and 1 used imported.
The best of the rest is Citroen C-Zero with 45 new units. Total triplets (C-Zero, i-On and i-MiEV accounted for 99).
Believe it or not but Ford was able to sell 37 Focus Electric in Norway, which probably is a new record.
Renault ZOE had just 7 new registrations, so volume deliveries probably still didn’t come.
And here is the best – one Toyota RAV4 EV directly from California to cold Norway. There is only one in the whole of Norway.
There are two e-NV200 demos, which indicates that Nissan will try to sell e-NV200 as soon as possible in Norway.
On the plug-in hybrid side, the leader is Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV with 183 units. 5 belong to the Toyota Prius Plug-In and 1 for Volvo V60 with a plug and Opel Ampera.