Plug-In Electric Car Sales Captured Record 55% Market Share In Norway
Sales of plug-in electric cars in Norway went through the roof in March to a new all-time high.
In total, 8,034 passenger plug-ins were registered last month (up 72% year-over-year), at a record 55.8% market share.
We were expecting an excellent month from seeing preliminary registration data – especially for the new Nissan LEAF, but even we didn’t see this result coming.
Here are the details:
- BEVs 5,362 (+89%, 37% market share) + 831 ‘used’ + 168 vans (157 new and 11 used) + 4 FCV
- PHEVs 2,672 (+46%, 19% market share)
The best selling car for the month and for the year just so happens to be the Nissan LEAF with 2,172 – up 335% year-over-year and nearly three times its previous record!
The new LEAF alone captured over 15% market share last month and nearly 9% after through the first three months of 2018!
Solid results come from Tesla too – 727 Model X and 676 Model S (despite some problems with deliveries), followed by 528 BMW i3 and 347 Renault ZOE. We don’t yet have a full model list though.
Diesel car market share decreased to 16%, while gasoline fell to 20%.