The share of new electric cars sales fell in October

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Electric cars accounted for a third of new car sales in October, the second lowest month so far this year. At the same time, several rechargeable hybrid cars were sold.

In October, 10,479 new passenger cars were registered, 1,176 percent fewer than in October 2018. So far this year, 121,096 new passenger cars have been registered, which is 2,059 fewer than the same period last year.

It is the electric car Audi e-tron that tops the registration statistics for October from the Information Council for Road Traffic (OFV) with 873 cars. Then follows Volkswagen Golf (748), Mitsubishi Outlander (614), Nissan Leaf (518) and Hyundai IONIQ (419).

The zero emission cars – which are mainly electric cars – had a market share of 35.7 percent.

– “The range of new electric cars will be expanded greatly during 2020 and 2021. Several people thus stop and ask if they have to change their car now, or whether they should wait for the “perfect” electric car,” says director Øyvind Solberg Thorsen in OFV.

He also believes that similarly may have affected the new car sales overall and that many new car buyers are now sitting on the fence.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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