An exceptional year 2020 for the electric car in Norway

In 2020, the Audi e-tron was the best-selling electric car on the Norwegian market

With 13,718 registrations made in December, the electric car ends 2020 with a bang.

Regularly cited as a benchmark market for electric cars, Norway has another record year in terms of registrations. In December alone, 13,718 new electric cars were registered there, almost double the 7,035 units sold in November.

Over the whole of 2020, 76,804 passenger cars were sold across the country. This is much less than the approximately 110,000 registrations made in France, but remember that Norway remains a much smaller car market. The passenger car market represented only around 141,000 registrations last year where France exceeds 2 million (in a year without Covid).

In the end, electrics accounted for 54.3% of total passenger car registrations in Norway last year. If we add to this the 29,000 plug-in hybrid cars sold over the same period, the share of connected vehicles in the Norwegian sales mix exceeds 70%. An absolute record!

Audi e-tron tops sales

With 9,227 registrations made over the year, the Audi e-tron was the best-selling car on the Norwegian market.

With 7,770 units sold over the year, including 4,232 in December alone, the Tesla Model 3 finished on the second step of the podium, just ahead of the Volkswagen ID.3, which sold 7,754 units. More and more discreet in France, the Nissan Leaf finishes 4the with 5,221 units sold.

As Norway aims to end sales of thermal vehicles by 2025, the share of electric vehicles is expected to increase further in the coming months. Representative of the Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association, Christina Bu expects a market share of 65% by 2021.


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