Sales fall – only 15 of 100 new cars are electric cars

electric carsOslo.electric cars.Photo : Lise Åserud / NTB scanpix

About 15 percent of all new cars sold in the first half of this year were electric vehicles. This is a decline from just over 18 percent at the same time last year.

– We have seen a significant decline in the sale of electrical cars in the past year. At the same time last year, the market share was 18.4 percent, said Secretary General Christina Bu of Norwegian electric vehicle association.

EVs accounted for 11,744 of the 77,749 private cars that were registered in the first half of the year, according to new figures from information council (Opplysningsrådet) for road traffic (Veitrafikken). The share fell to 15.1 percent in the first half of this year.

In contrast rechargeable hybrid cars, which now have a market share of almost 13.3 percent have expeirenced a sharp increase from 4.5 percent last year. This represents the overall proportion of rechargeable cars at 28.4 percent – as much as 5.5 percentage points higher than in the first half of 2015.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today