Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Norway March 2017

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 35% Share (And Rising)

After a record January, things slowed down a bit, but numbers are still historically high with 4.665 new plug-in passenger cars sold in Norway last month, up 1% YoY, with the market share steady at 35%. And that's still without the Opel Ampera-e and renewed e-Golf...

Will we reach 50% this year?

Looking at March Top Sellers, the Nissan Leaf was the Best Seller of the Month, with 499 units, its best result in 11 months, with the Oldtimer outselling younger (But more expensive) models.

Another model to impress was the Tesla Model X, Second Placed in March, with 446 units, its best result since last September.

The #5 Renault Zoe is benefiting from the ZE 40 version to reach the top positions, having delivered 322 units, its best result in 9 months.

PlModelSales  
1Nissan Leaf499
2Tesla Model X446
3BMW i3394
4Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
359
5Renault Zoe322

Looking at the YTD ranking, the Nissan Leaf climbed to Second Place, while the Tesla Model X jumped to #7.

On the other hand, the Volvo XC90 PHEV is free falling, losing an additional three positions, dropping to #9.

In the second half of the ranking, two models deserve a mention, after a bad start of the year, the Mercedes B250e was up four positions to #13, thanks to 217 units (Best result in 6 months), while the Hyundai Ioniq Electric rebounded, delivering 215 units and jumping to #14, with a several month waiting list, this is an example of a model still handicapped by production constraints.

Final mention for the 54 units of the new Prius PHV, a promising start for the controversially styled hatchback.

In the manufacturers ranking, BMW (17%) and Volkswagen (15%) are running neck-to-neck for the leadership, with Mercedes (12% share) on the lookout in Third Place, followed by Nissan and Tesla (9%).

Looking at Fuel Cell numbers (0,03% share, highest in the world), Hyundai registered an additional two FCEV's last month, increasing the count this year to ten, while the Toyota Mirai registered its first unit this year. Not a good sign, Toyota... 

PlNorwayMarchYTD%'16Pl
1BMW i33941.513115
2Nissan Leaf4991.25994
3Volkswagen Passat GTE2121.05686
4Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV35988971
5Renault Zoe322841610
6
7
8
9
Mercedes GLC350e
Tesla Model X
Volkswagen e-Golf
Volvo XC90 T8
248
446
247
154
766
727
706
672
6
5
5
5
21
11
2
19
10Volkswagen Golf GTE12157943
11
12
Tesla Model S
BMW 225xe Active Tourer
297
148
481
446
4
3
8
12
13
14
15
16
Mercedes B250e
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Audi A3 e-Tron
Volvo V60 Plug-In
217
215
106
88
416
407
368
340
3
3
3
3
9
20
7
17
17
BMW X5 40e
76324216
18
19
Mercedes C350e
Audi Q7 e-Tron
79
82
296
293
2
2
15
22
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
Volkswagen e-Up!
Kia Soul EV
BMW 330e
Mercedes GLE500e
Mitsubishi I-Miev
Peugeot iOn
Porsche Cayenne Plug-In
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia
Toyota Prius PHV
Mercedes E350e
Citröen C-Zero
BMW 740e
Kia Optima PHEV
Ford Focus Electric
BMW 530e
BMW i8
66
47
35
9
32
22
16
17
54
29
6
3
6
4
8
1
209
186
111
88
81
66
63
60
55
29
18
17
13
12
8
5
2
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
14
13
24
28
25
23
30
18
N/A
N/A
26
38
39
32
N/A
33

TOTAL4.66513.400100


Source: elbil.no; ofvas.no



Models breakdown by Fuel Source


PlModelSales  
1Nissan Leaf499
2Toyota C-HR456
3Tesla Model X446
4Toyota RAV4417
5
6
7
8
9
10
BMW i3
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Toyota Yaris
Renault Zoe
Skoda Octavia
Tesla Model S
394
359
338
322
303
297

With 35% share, plug-ins are spreading across the general ranking, breaking the general ranking by fuel source, the Nissan Leaf winning the Best Seller status and six(!) plug-ins in the Top 10, a new record, five of them being BEVs(!!).

The remaining positions went to three HEV's, all from Toyota, with the C-HR replicating the success elsewhere, while the only ICE model shows up only in #9, with the Skoda Octavia resisting the rising tide of electrification.

But it won't be for long (In June?), with the Ampera-e and improved e-Golf knocking on the door, it won't be long until we see a completely electrified Top 10...


Our local correspondent Terje has some additional information on Norway:

Norway is breaking new ground so that other countries can copy the Norwegian charging infrastructure when their EV share rise:

In-door charging regulation: Worlds largest in-door park-and-charge for 100 EVs finally opened after 15 months of regulation issues. New ground was broken on charging safety regulations!


and


Speed charge network: Norway is now building a world leading charging network for long-distance EV commuting, which comes in addition to the already available Tesla charging network:

3 comments:

  1. I'm hoping that with the new e-golf and the Ampera-e, Norway plug-in cars will achieve 50% of market share in December. But,certainly, the new Leaf and mostly the Model 3, next year, will kill the last resistances.

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    1. i don't think e-golf and ampera will do it. but definitely model 3.

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