The Norwegians absolutely love their electric vehicles, so much so that the penetration of electrified vehicles across the nation continues to soar.
New car sales figures released in August reveal that a remarkable 72 percent of passenger cars sold in Norway were all-electric. What’s more, a further 20.4 percent of new cars sold in Norway throughout August were hybrids or plug-in hybrids, meaning no less than 92 percent of new cars sold were electrified.
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Evidently, the internal combustion engine is quickly dying out in Norway with petrol engine sales accounting for 4.6 percent of the new car market and diesel models accounting for 3.2 percent of sales. These figures are particularly staggering when you consider that just 12 months ago, petrol cars accounted for 11.1 percent of sales while diesel accounted for 9.8 percent of sales.
Norway’s best-selling vehicle in August was the Tesla Model Y with the first deliveries starting last month. Registration data reported by Electrek reveals that 1,115 Model Ys were delivered in August. The second best-selling EV was the VW ID.4 with 861 sales followed by the Tesla Model 3 (774 sales). Continuing to sell well is the aging Toyota RAV4 (721 sales), placing it just above the VW ID.3 with 649 sales and the Hyundai Ioniq 5 with 631 sales.
Tesla was Norway’s best-selling brand last month with 2,083 sales, narrowly edging out VW with 2,028 sales, Audi with 1,325, Toyota with 1,208, and Ford with 1,140.
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