Norway is understood for its high take-up rate when it comes to electric vehicles, and the nation doesn’t appear to be slowing down in this regard. Last yr, the nation broke its 1986 document (167,352 models) for new automotive gross sales with 176,276 vehicles delivered, of which 113,715 have been EVs.
To put that into perspective, almost two-thirds, or 64.5%, of all new cars sold in Norway in 2021 have been electrical. That’s an 11% enhance from the yr prior, the place EVs accounted for 54.3% of total cars sold in 2020.
This enhance in EV uptake has been spurred by the nation’s previous determination to exempt EVs from taxes imposed on vehicles with inside combustion engines, with Reuters reporting that EV gross sales are anticipated to account for almost 80% of complete new automotive gross sales in 2022. The nation beforehand introduced that it might end sales of cars powered by diesel and petrol by 2025.
Referring to information from the Norwegian Road Federation (OFV), petrol plug-in hybrid cars got here in second in phrases of market share with 20.8%. This is adopted by petrol hybrid cars (5.5%), petrol cars (4.2%), diesel cars (4%) and diesel plug-in hybrid cars (0.9%).
In 2021, Tesla was Norway’s greatest-promoting automotive model with 20,397 models, adopted by Volkswagen (16,926 models), Toyota (15,807 models), Volvo (13,707 models), BMW (11,119 models), Audi (10,355 models), Skoda (9,856 models), Ford (9,400 models), Mercedes-Benz (9,001 models) and Hyundai (8,667 models).
Tesla additionally had the perfect-promoting mannequin final yr, with the Model 3 main the way in which with 12,058 models delivered, effectively forward of the PHEV version of the RAV4 that noticed 8,928 models delivered. The Toyota SUV is the one one in the highest 10 checklist that has an inside combustion engine, as all different fashions have been electrical. These embody the ID.4 in third place, one other Tesla mannequin, the Model Y, whereas the remainder that adopted are the XC40 Recharge, Mustang Mach-E, e-tron, Enyaq, Nissan Leaf and Polestar 2.