Norwegian Plug-In EV Market Up 34%, Nearly 4,000 Sales In July
In June, Norway set several new all-time plug-in EV sales records, reaching a market share of 42%.
Unfortunately July didn’t manage to reach quite the same level of success … but it was still the best July result ever, so we can’t complain too much.
For the month, new passenger plug-in vehicle registrations hit 3,968, which is nearly 34% more than a year ago. Plug-ins represented 34.6% of the total automotive market in Norway.
- BEVs (1,821 – up 65.1%, good for 15.9% market share) + 522 used and 30 vans (21 new and 7 used)
- PHEVs (2,147 – up 15.1%, good for 18.7% market share)
- FCVs (3 – no comment necessary)
Here are several top BEV results:
- VW e-Golf: it was first, but we don’t have the exact sales splits yet
- Nissan LEAF: 334
- BMW i3: 277
- Renault ZOE: 250
- Opel Ampera E: 200
- Tesla Model X: 103
- Tesla Model S: 57
The Opel Ampera-e has now reached 834 registrations through the end of July, so our expectation is for the 238 mile EV to cross into 4 digits by the end of August – although GM has forecast that their might be some inventory shortages in the second half of 2017 before production really gets into the ‘swing of things’ in 2018.