Norway Sets New All-Time EV Sales Record, Hits 37.5% Market Share In January
Norway began 2017 in style, setting a new all-time plug-in electric vehicle sales record!
In total, 4,898 new passenger plug-ins were registered, which was up 75% year-over-year.
Market share of passenger plug-ins hit 37.5%
It’s amazing that Norway is moving towards 40% market share with new record of 37.5% – that means that now more than 1 out of every 3 new vehicles in Norway is sold with a plug!
And this result is still ahead of other longer-range EVs entering the market – such as the Opel Ampera-e in June.
Passenger registration breakdown:
- BEVs (2,289 – up 20.5% and 17.5% market share) + 494 used and 65 vans (54 new and 11 used)
- PHEVs (2,609 – up 190.9% and 20% market share)
- FCVs (6)
For the month, the best selling plug-in for Norway was the BMW i3, which noted 622 new registrations (4.8% of all new vehicles in the country), taking second spot among all models. The Volkswagen Golf lead all sales, and of the 738 sold, 235 were e-Golfs and 257 were plug-in Golf GTEs.
The Volkswagen Passat GTE dueled with Volvo XC90 T8 for the third best selling position with 411 and 398 sales respectively. 80% of all Passats sold were plug-in hybrids, while the XC90 T8 exceeded 96% (we look forward to the announcement of the first gas vehicle cancellation due to low sales against its plug-in counterpart!).
Other well selling models were the Nissan LEAF with 352 sales, Mercedes GLC350e with 275, Renault ZOE at 240 and the Tesla Model X noted 238 sales and #14 place in the overall rank. The Tesla Model S logged 129 registrations, giving 367 total registrations for Tesla during the month.