Norway sold 8,498 new BEVs in May


In Norway, 8,498 new electric cars were registered in May. The share of electric cars in new passenger car registrations was 60.4 per cent last month. Norway’s most successful model across all drive types in May was the Ford Mustang Mach-E with 1,384 new registrations.

Compared to May 2020 (3,444 new registrations), the 8,498 e-cars were an increase of 146.6 per cent. In the current year, a total of 34,886 new electric cars hit the road.

In addition to the 8,498 all-electric cars, 3,221 new plug-in hybrids were registered in Norway in May. Compared to the same month last year, part-time electric vehicles increased by 78.4 per cent. The “non-rechargeable” hybrids also increased, albeit “only” by 19.9 per cent compared to May 2020, with 1,098 new registrations.

Across all drive types, 14,063 new passenger cars were registered last month. The market share of all-electric passenger cars was 60.4 per cent – the first time they have exceeded the 60 per cent mark since December 2020. Plug-in hybrids had a share of 22.9 per cent. Hybrid passenger cars (without PHEV) had a share of 7.8 per cent.

If, on the other hand, BEVs and PHEVs are added together, the market share in May was an impressive 83.3 per cent (April: 80.1 per cent). The market share of pure combustion vehicles was 8.9 per cent.

With 1,384 units, the Ford Mustang Mach-E was the only model with four-digit registration figures. In addition, the electric car was the model with the most new registrations across all drive types in May. The BEVs are also very strong in the remaining “top ten” – hardly surprising given their market share: the Skoda Enyaq, for example, came in third with 795 new registrations. It was followed by the VW ID.4 with 774 new registrations. The Tesla Model 3 landed in sixth place with 504 new examples. The Mercedes-Benz EQC (492) landed in seventh place. The Audi e-tron came in eighth with 447 new registrations. (models in Norwegian)


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