Norway registers record month for electric car sales in September: “This is historic”

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Sales of new electric cars in Norway continue to increase, despite months of declines in new car sales – never before have electric cars accounted for a larger share of car sales than in September.

Last month showed a marked increase in the number of registered new cars, and electric car sales increased the most, according to recent figures from the Road Traffic Information Council (OFV).

As many as 61.5% of the newly registered passenger cars were electric.

The previous record was set in March of 2019, when the share was 58.4%, according to newspaper Dagens Næringsliv.


“This is historic. The electric car policy now works so well that 6 out of 10 Norwegians choose an electric car when they buy a new car. 

We are approaching a situation where electric cars could become available to everyone, as this is also good news for those who want to buy used electric cars,” Secretary-General Christina Bu of the Norwegian Electric Car Association.

The increase in the proportion of electric cars can be linked to the fact that many new models are now on the market. 

At the top

Three electric cars ended up at the top of the list of newly registered cars in September of 2020: Volkswagen ID. 3, followed by Tesla 3, and Polestar 2. 

Toyota’s hybrid Rav 4 finished in fourth place.

A total of 15,552 new passenger cars were registered in September. 

That is an increase of 39.4% compared with the corresponding period last year. 

Up to September 30 this year, 95,350 new cars have been sold – a decrease of 13.8% compared with last year.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today


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