Electric cars and rechargeable petrol hybrids topped new car sales in Norway last month

VolvoPhoto: Vegard Wivestad Grøtt / NTB

Despite the pandemic, the increase in new car sales continues. In February, a total of 10,687 new passenger cars were sold, 341 more than in February last year.

While 5,074 new electric cars were sold, 3,219 new rechargeable hybrids with petrol engines rolled out from various dealers in February. 

Sales of rechargeable hybrids with diesel engines accounted for 1.5%, the Road Traffic Information Council (OFV) stated in a press release.

“The sales figures show quite clearly that there are still a number of new car buyers who need cars that do not just rely on the battery.

“For many people, the best solution is a car without range challenges, a car that can be driven both electrically and with petrol or diesel when needed,” OFV CEO Øyvind Solberg Thorsen noted.

Top brands

BMW and Audi are among the five best-selling car brands for February, and Volvo tops the list.

“It is the first time since December 2014 that Volvo tops the monthly list of car sales when it comes to the car brand. Volkswagen has often been at the top, but this month they are in sixth place,” Thorsen said.

The three best-selling car models were the Toyota RAV4, Volvo XC40, and Audi e-tron.

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

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