Four Out of Five Cars Sold in Norway are Electric
Almost eighty percent of new passenger cars registered in Norway are electric. This is evident from figures from the Norwegian sector organization OFV. In no other country is the market share of electric cars so high.
In 2022, a total of 138,265 new electric cars were sold in Norway. They thus achieve a market share of 79.3 percent in passenger cars. The American manufacturer Tesla sets the tone with a share of 12.2 percent.
The Scandinavian country traditionally plays a pioneering role in electrification the vehicle fleet. In 2021, electric vehicles will already account for 64.5 percent of total sales. By comparison, in the European Union, electric passenger cars achieved a market share of 8.3 percent in the first nine months of 2022.
Norway wants all new cars in the country to run on electricity or hydrogen from 2025 and therefore be completely emission-free. The government has provided a very advantageous tax scheme to encourage the purchase of these cars. In the meantime, one in five cars on Norwegian roads is already fully electric.