In Norway, 11,722 new electric cars were registered in June, which corresponds to a share of 78.7 percent among all new passenger car registrations for the month. In addition, there were 1,669 new plug-in hybrids. The Tesla Model Y led the model ranking in June with 2,533 registrations.
With the 11,722 new electric cars, June 2022 represents a significant increase in new registrations compared to May with its 8,445 new electric cars – but compared to the same month last year, it is a decrease: in June 2021, 13,184 new electric cars were still registered in Norway – so June 2022 represents a decrease of 11.1 per cent.
But: The current e-registrations should also be seen against the background of global supply chain problems and the declining overall market: Despite the higher total number of electric cars, the share among all new passenger car registrations in June 2021 was only 64.6 per cent, while in June 2022 it was 78.7 per cent, as mentioned at the beginning. With 14,901 passenger cars across all drive types, 26.9 per cent fewer cars were registered in Norway this June than a year ago.
In the current year, 54,177 zero-emission passenger cars were newly registered in Norway. This represents an increase of 12.7 per cent despite the aforementioned supply chain problems and the 18.4 per cent decline in the overall market during this period.
In addition to the pure e-cars – the Norwegian authority OFV does not distinguish between BEVs and FCEVs, but fuel cell cars only account for a small share – there were 1,669 plug-in hybrids in June. Compared to the same month last year, this is a decline of 59.7 per cent, and for the current year (6,364 new PHEVs) the drop is 70.1 per cent.
A brief look at the pure combustion vehicles: In June, they achieved triple-digit new registrations and market shares of 2.8 (petrol) and 3.7 percent (diesel). In the current year, the market shares have fallen to 3.5 and 3.4 per cent respectively – in the same period in 2021, they were still at 5.1 per cent in each case.
In terms of models, Tesla recorded the most registrations despite the problems with the Gigas Shanghai: 2,533 new Model Ys were registered in June, all of which were imported from China. In March at the end of Q1, the Model Y still came to 3,305 new registrations. However, Tesla seems to have prioritised the Model Y for Norway: The Model 3, which came to 1,696 units in March, was registered just 139 times in June – still behind a Toyota Yaris or Nissan Leaf.
The MEB SUV VW ID.4 (1,244 new registrations) and the Skoda Enyaq (1,052 new registrations) follow in second and third place. The Model Y and the two MEB siblings were the only models to reach four-digit registration figures in June. The BMW iX in fourth place with 473 units has already lost considerable ground, followed by the Audi e-tron quattro (434) and Q4 e-tron (371) (both Audi models include the Sportback derivatives).
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