9,560 new electric cars were registered in the little kingdom of Norway in September 2020, and thereby accounting for 61.5 per cent of all new passenger car registrations. With 1,989 units, the VW ID.3 was the most popular model across all drive types. 60% Market Share for Electric Vehicles in Norway makes the country the leading nation in the world in the percentage of electric and hybrid cars on its roads.
The second most popular car is the Tesla Model 3 with a total of 1,116 new registrations. A huge jump from August when there were just 264 units. In third place is Polestar 2. As with the ID.3, the Volvo brand only started deliveries of their first electric car recently.
In Norway, 9,560 new electric cars were registered in SeptemberRelated: Norway -Country of Electric Vehicles (2016)
48,175 electric cars registered since the beginning of the year
In 1995, electric vehicles were exempted from road tolls, one of a large raft of incentives that have, over the years, helped make Norway the country with the world’s highest per capita electric vehicle ownership. However, the government is now reducing the tax breaks that have fueled the electric boom. Politicians say it’s time electric cars pay their fair share of the cost of the roads.
With 48,175 electric cars registered since the beginning of the year, the Norwegian electric car market is only slightly below the same period last year (49,483) thanks to a strong September this year. Electric cars accounted for 61.5% of the 15,552 cars registered that month in the country. When hybrids are included, the total jumps up to 89%.
Still some way to go
It still has some way to go, but the country looks on course to meet a government target – set in 2016, with full cross-party parliamentary support – of phasing out the sale of all new fossil-fuel based cars and light commercial vehicles by 2025.
“My next car will be electric”
“It’s actually quite amazing how fast the mindset’s changed,” said Christina Bu of the Norwegian EV Electric Vehicle Association. “Even in 2013 or 2014, people were sceptical. Now, a majority of Norwegians will say: “My next car will be electric.”
60% Market Share for Electric Vehicles in Norway, written by Tor Kjolberg