Norway has long been known as an electric vehicle paradise. In June, the Scandinavian country had registered as many as 11,722 new electric cars. This is equivalent to 78.7 percent of all new passenger car registrations for the month.
In the plug-in hybrid segment, in June there were 1,669 registered vehicles.
Compared to May with 8,445 car registrations, electric car registrations in June experienced a significant increase – but compared to the same month last year, there was a decrease of 11.1 percent. In June 2021 the number of registered electric cars was 13,184 units.
The decline is seen as a result of supply chain problems experienced by most of the world’s electric vehicle manufacturers. However, it should be emphasized that the share of electric cars among all new passenger car registrations in June 2021 was only 64.6 percent, while in June 2022 it was 78.7 percent, as mentioned earlier.
In terms of models, the Tesla Model Y was the most registered electric vehicle in Norway in June with 2,533 units. The number is quite large, with production constraints at Giga Shanghai due to supply chains and lockdowns due to COVID-19. All new Model Y registered in June imported from China.
Tesla appears to be prioritizing the Model Y for Norway: the Model 3, which hit 1,696 units in March, registered just 139 units in June.
Volkswagen ID.4 registrations reached 1,244 units and Skoda Enyaq reached 1,052 units following in second and third place. The BMW iX is in fourth place with 473 units, followed by the Audi e-tron quattro (434) and Q4 e-tron (371) (both Audi models include the Sportback derivative).