Fully-electric cars are now in majority of Norway’s car sales
The world’s first country to reach this milestone.
January 14, 2021
For the whole year of 2020, the fully battery-powered passenger cars’ share was 54.3 percent of newly registered cars on the Norwegian market. And, the trend also accelerated throughout the year, with two out of three cars — 66.7 percent — sold in December were electric. That’s compared with 42.4 percent in 2019, according to figures from trade association OFV, and means that cars using petrol, diesel, or a hybrid now share a minority of the market.
Buyers of exhaust-free cars in Norway benefit from a lot of things, including lower taxes, in the hope of achieving the goal that sales of fossil cars will have ceased by 2025.
2020’s best-selling car was Audi’s electric model E-tron, which achieved a market share of 6.5 percent, followed by Tesla’s Model 3 and Volkswagen’s ID3, both 5.5 percent.