More Norwegians want to buy a diesel car, new survey shows

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Diesel cars are increasing slightly in popularity, and fewer Norwegians say they will invest in electric and hybrid cars in the future, a new survey shows.

In a survey carried out by InFact for the newspaper Nationen, 18.3% of the respondents answered that they would invest in a diesel car the next time they buy a car.

That is an increase from 16% last year when Sentio conducted a similar survey for Nationen.

In the same survey, 34.3% answered that their first choice for their next car purchase is an electric car – compared with 39% a year ago.

Hybrid cars

The popularity of hybrid cars, which are considered a transitional technology, is also falling. 14.8% of respondents said they would invest in a hybrid car when it comes to their next car purchase. One year ago, 24% said that the hybrid car was their first choice.

Car industry experts point out that both record-high electricity prices and long waiting times for delivery of electric cars may be among the reasons why interest in electric cars may have fallen a bit.

More than eight out of ten Norwegians who bought a new car in 2021 purchased an electric car. The share of electric cars in private purchases last year amounted to 83.2%, according to figures from the Road Traffic Information Council (OFV). 

The statistics are based on figures from January 1 to December 19, 2021.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayFinance

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