7,229 new electric passenger cars were registered in Norway in April, up 96.9 per cent compared to the same month in the last Covid-year. Norway’s most successful model across all drive types in April was the VW ID.4 with 1,824 buyers.
The 7,229 new electric passenger cars registered in April made for a pure EV market share of 54.9%. In the same month last year, the share was 49.4 per cent.
In the current year, a total of 26,388 new electric cars hit the road – an increase of 31.8 per cent compared to the same period last year. Across all drive types, 13,166 new passenger cars were registered last month.
In addition to the 7,229 purely electric cars, 3,316 plug-in hybrids were registered in Norway in April. Thus, part-time electric vehicles had a market share of 25.2 per cent last month (March: 28.6 per cent). Compared to April 2020, PHEVs increased by 121.5 per cent. The “non-rechargeable” hybrids also increased, albeit “only” by 56.4 per cent compared to the same month last year. They accounted for 918 new registrations – their market share was 7 per cent.
However, if BEVs and PHEVs are added together, the market share in April was an impressive 80.1 per cent (March: 84.9 per cent). The market share of pure combustion vehicles was 12.9 per cent.
With 1,824 units, the Volkswagen ID.4 was the only model with four-digit registration figures. In addition, the electric car was the model with the highest number of new registrations across all drive types in April. The BEVs are also powerful in the rest of the “top ten” – hardly surprising given their market share: the Audi e-tron, for example, came in fourth with 668 new registrations. It was followed by the Polestar 2 with 469 new registrations and the Mercedes-Benz EQC (378) in sixth place. The Nissan Leaf made it to seventh place with 313 new registrations.
This year’s top 20 includes model series with electric or PHEV versions, such as the Hyundai Kona, Kia Niro, Volvo XC60, BMW i3 or even a Toyota CH-R. The VW ID.3 does not appear in the Top 20, but with 554 units of the Mitsubishi Outlander in 20th place, the hurdle would be manageably high.