Norway EV Sales Down Slightly In June, But Overall Market Share Still Increases
For the very first time in several years we see Norway’s plug-in market without growth.
Some 3,578 new passenger plug-ins registered moved the market down 0.7% (year-over-year), which maybe isn’t that big a tragedy – especially as the overall market shrank by 3.7%, but it is unusual nonetheless.
As a result, plug-in market share did still increase a little bit…to really pretty incredible 26.2%.
The reason behind the -0.7% move is high sales drop of all-electric cars by 27.2% to 1,906 (13.9% market share). Plug-in hybrids still continue their strong growth (thanks to 2016 incentive changes), increasing over 69% in June to 1,672.
We should note that the above numbers also exclude 440 used imported passenger plug-in cars, as well as the 50 vans (45 new and 5 used).
The one all-electric model that caught our attention in June was the Renault ZOE with 398 new registrations.
Registration data for the model that cracked the Top 20 overall:
- VW e-Golf – 305 sold in June and 2,859 YTD at 3.6% market share and 3rd place overall
- Nissan LEAF – 318 in June and 2,592 YTD at 3.3% market share and 4th place overall
- Tesla Model S – 284 in June and 1,241 YTD at 1.6% market share and 12th place overall
- Renault ZOE – 398 in June and 1,230 YTD at 1.6% market share and 13th place overall
- BMW i3 – 51 in June and 1,112 YTD at 1.4% market share and 15th place overall