Strong decline in new car sales in January

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In January of this year 9,207 new passenger cars were registered in Norway.


That is 3,848 fewer cars than in the same month last year.

1,394 cars were imported, a 10% increase over the same month in 2017.

Additionally, 38,149 owners, or used car sales, have been registered, show statistics from the Road Traffic Advisory Board AS.

Zero-emission cars, i.e. electric, and hydrogen, cars accounted for 23.1% of newly registered passenger cars.

The percentage of cars with diesel engines continued to decline. In January,

20.2% of all newly registered cars had diesel engines, compared to 23.9% the previous year.

2,797 new hybrid cars were registered in January. That is 1,622 fewer than in January 2017.

The Toyota Volkswagen, and Toyota brands topped the registration statistics.


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