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42% of new cars sold in Norway in 2019 were electric

More and more electric cars!

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142,381 new vehicles were sold in Norway last year. And according to the Norwegian Road Federation, electric cars accounted for 42% of total sales, which is more than 60,000 vehicles! In 2018, the market share of electric cars reached 31%, an increase of 11 percentage points in one year.

In 2019, Tesla sold 18,798 cars, which is a new record for the brand. Of these vehicles, 15,683 were Model 3s. The fact that so many electric cars are sold in Norway is mainly due to a large number of particularly generous subsidies and tax incentives.

Tesla was almost the best-selling brand in the country in 2019. Volkswagen was only 150 vehicles ahead of Tesla. At an Internet conference, the head of the local road federation, Oyvind Solberg Thorsen, also said that the share of electric vehicles could well reach 50% by the year 2020.

Despite the fact that there are only just over 5 million inhabitants in Norway, the country is Tesla's third largest market in the world in terms of sales in the first nine months of 2019. The Model 3 has also dethroned the Nissan Leaf in the country and becomes Norway's best-selling electric car. Norway plans to sell exclusively electric vehicles by 2025.

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Comments (20)

  • Shame, Norway has amazing roads and EVs are better suited to mundane commuting and running errands. Drive a great sports car or motorbike there before they stop selling gasoline.

      1 year ago
    • As a norwegian, I can tell you our roads are really bad..

      Some places, the scenery is great though

        1 year ago
    • On the contrary, EVs are great fun on long winding roads, with excellent grip and low centre of gravity. Oh, and instant acceleration.

      Driving an old fossil is so boring and noisy by comparison.

        1 year ago
  • Norway hates the car. You cannot get our of your driveway without been charged. Oh well.

    Ironic that they're a major oil exporter.

      1 year ago
  • If 42% of all cars sold in Norway last year were electric, I can safely assume that 42% of all cars sold in Norway last year will not be able to travel the rest of the EU states as easily as the "other 58%" of the cars sold can.

      1 year ago
  • just 42%

      1 year ago