Nissan Leaf Back On Top In Norway (April Electric Car Registrations Report) −

Nissan Leaf Back On Top In Norway (April Electric Car Registrations Report)

  • Published on May 12th, 2014 by

Rising to #1 yet again, the Nissan Leaf overtook the Tesla Model S last month in Norway, in terms of new electric and plug-in-hybrid-electric (PHE) car registrations. The Leaf actually topped the charts in January and February as well. It was only March that saw a big surge in registrations put the Tesla Model S at #1.

Interestingly, the Model S fell several places to #5! As always, we don’t know how much of that is due to limited supply. But no matter what the issue is with Tesla Model S supply, it’s clear that a few other electric and PHE models are enjoying fairly strong demand. The VW e-Up! came in at #2 with 17% of registrations (257), the BMW i3 at #3 (appropriately) with 16% of registrations (236), and the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid at #4 with 12% of registrations (183). The Model S’s 171 registrations provided it with about 12% market share as well.

As far as year-to-date (YTD) registrations, the Tesla Model S is actually sitting at #1, thanks to its very strong March showing (30% of plug-in car market share). The Leaf isn’t far behind (27% market share). Then there’s a big gap and a somewhat close competition for #3. Currently the VW e-Up! is hold thing bronze (13%), the BMW i3 is nipping at its back bumper (12%), and the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is behind them as the top-selling plug-in hybrid (8%).

Interesting country. And it’s especially nice that I’m tallying registrations and have actual numbers for the Model S, rather than sales (as in the US) and making estimates for Tesla.

Here are static versions of the charts above:

Norway April 2014 EV Sales

Norway April 2014 EV Sales YTD


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