My trip to Florida for the EV Technology & Transportation Summit has delayed this report a bit, but I squeezed it in before the end of the month. The exciting bit of the story is that the Nissan LEAF pulled back in front of the Volkswagen e-Golf in September. For the year through September, though, the e-Golf still has a giant lead.
The Tesla Model S took the #3 spot and holds it for the year through September. Surprisingly, the Mercedes B-Class Electric made a big jump to #4 in September, despite being #10 for the year through September. The Kia Soul wasn’t too far behind, sitting in its stable #5 spot.
With 4,191 electric car registrations in September, the electric car market accounted for 34% of the entire passenger car market in Norway. That is a far higher percentage than in any other country in the world.
Here’s a table showing more stats:
|Model||Sep 2015||YTD||Sept 2015 Market Share||2015 Market Share|
|Audi A3 e-tron||102||1389||2%||5%|
|BMW X5 xDrive||8||8||0%||0%|
|Citroen Berlingo EV||3||53||0%||0%|
|Ford Focus Electric||36||53||1%||0%|
|Kia Soul EV||470||1639||11%||6%|
|Mercedes B-Class Electric||558||1154||13%||4%|
|Mercedes S500 Plug-In Hybrid||3||4||0%||0%|
|Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV||253||2753||6%||10%|
|Peugeot Partner EV||10||114||0%||0%|
|Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid||43||68||1%||0%|
|Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid||0||3||0%||0%|
|Renault Kangoo ZE||1||60||0%||0%|
|Smart Elecric Drive||14||70||0%||0%|
|Tesla Model S||569||3685||14%||13%|
|Toyota Prius PHEV||12||35||0%||0%|
|Volkswagen Golf GTE||198||856||5%||3%|
|Volkswagen Passat GTE||11||11||0%||0%|
|Volvo V60 PHEV||43||442||1%||2%|
|Volvo XC90 PHEV||0||1||0%||0%|
|100% Electric Total||3479||22633||83%||80%|
One thought on “Nissan LEAF #1 In Norway Again”
Whoa – 34% EV share of total car market is great news indeed!
– and as automakers roll out new (PH)EV models, ever more of the brand-loyal customers have an electric car available from their favourite brand. I think the Mercedes B class electric is a good example on what happens when an automaker launches their first EV available in volume – and e-Golf was the previous good example.
By the way: The real news story here is that EV’s now have more than 1/3 of all new car sales in Norway – so why is the headline that Leaf is back at #1 in the charts again?