Norway All-Electric Vehicle Sales Report May 2014


VW e-Up!

VW e-Up!

Norway, excluding the Tesla Model S sales spike in March, has been for several months at the 10% market share level for all-electric passenger car sales.

So it was last month, when 1,346 (or 10.9%) EVs were registered. The growth compared with the previous year is of course huge.

The big splash in May comes from VW up!, which was second best selling car in Norway after the VW Golf.  The German car had 465 registrations, from which over 3/4 were electric e-up!s (about 370 according to OFV).

Tesla Model S had 374 in May and with 2,598 sold so far this year, is the second best YTD seller after the VW Golf.

Third overall after five months is the Nissan LEAF with 342 registrations last month and 2,352 YTD.

No big splash from BMW i3, as 133 registrations is way below previous months, when well over 200 were registered or even 336 in March. BMW i3 is already behind e-up! in terms of number of sales this year.

These four models represent ~90% of all new passenger EV registrations in Norway in May.

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7 responses to "Norway All-Electric Vehicle Sales Report May 2014"
  1. Driverguy01 says:

    Wow, doubling the number of sales in just 5 months compared to the whole previous year is phenomenal.
    Love it!

  2. jmac says:

    Next great Hollywood movie…….

    A bunch of Cool Norwegian Dudes dressed like Vikings, drive around in electric vehicles and conquer the World.

    1. Mr. M says:


  3. Anton Wahlman says:

    Do these numbers break down the Golf and Up sales between EV and non-EV versions thereof?

    1. Mark Kane says:

      VW: 370 EVs. I believe that all or most are e-up!

    2. davemart says:

      The E-Golf is only just coming into production.
      This will be just E-Ups.

  4. jmac says:

    According to the Best Selling Cars website, the electric version of the Up, the e-Up is has 78% of all Up sales for May, 2014 in Norway, and similarly 77% for all of 2014 so far.

    If future e-Golf sales in Norway follow the pattern of current e-Up sales, then about
    75 % of new Golf sales in Norway would be electric.