Norway Plug-In Electric Car Sales Up 77% In September

OCT 17 2015 BY MARK KANE 2

Norway has an insatiable appetite for electric cars. In September, plug-ins accounted for some 21.3% of all passenger cars sold.

In total, about 2,646 (including 2,127 BEVs and 519 plug-in hybrids) plug-ins sold translates to year-over-year growth of ~ 77%. But there were also 40 new all-electric vans, 570 used imported passenger BEVs and even three hydrogen fuel cell cars registered.

With three months to go this year, Norway has already added over 25,000 new plug-ins in 2015.

While plug-in hybrids appeared in measurable volumes about two years ago and are growing strong, the base in Norway still are all-electric cars at 17% market share.

New passenger BEV registrations in Norway – September 2015

New passenger BEV registrations in Norway – September 2015

Most popular model in Norway this year is Volkswagen e-Golf, but direct competitor Nissan LEAF starts to recover in the third quarter reaching 23% share among passenger BEVs.

New Nissan LEAF registrations in Norway – September 2015

New Nissan LEAF registrations in Norway – September 2015

Tesla Model S has been stuck in place in the past 12 months and needs to find a way back to the path of growth.

New Tesla Model S registrations in Norway – September 2015

New Tesla Model S registrations in Norway – September 2015

BEV

New BEV registrations in Norway – September 2015 (source: Norsk elbilforening)

New BEV registrations in Norway – September 2015 (source: Norsk elbilforening)

PHEV

New PHEV/EREV registrations in Norway – August 2015 (source: Norsk elbilforening)

New PHEV/EREV registrations in Norway – August 2015 (source: Norsk elbilforening)

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Will be interested how Leaf sales develop with 2016 model year.

I am in Bodo,Norway and it is surprising how many EVs you see just walking down the street. But I have yet to see a public charging station. According to plugshare there is a DCFC not too far away from my hotel but no L2 stations in Bodo. I asked a local I am working with and he said there is no tax on EVs but a lot of tax on ICE cars so this explains why they are so popular despite a lack of public charging stations.