In Norway, 5,041 new electric cars were registered in June. Electric cars accounted for 44 per cent of new passenger car registrations. With 707 units, the VW e-Golf was the most popular model across all drive types.
Compared to the same month last year, however, this was a drop of 32.1 percent (2,387 units less). The reason for this is certainly still the Corona pandemic. For across all drive types, new passenger car registrations fell by 25.5 percent compared to June 2019.
In addition to the 5,041 electric cars – 3,444 new registrations in May 2020 – 2,546 new plug-in hybrids were put on the road in Europe’s showpiece country for electric mobility. The market share was 22.3 per cent. Compared to the same month last year, this segment recorded an increase of 76.8 per cent. In addition, 1,065 hybrid cars were newly registered – a minus of 45.7 per cent compared to June 2019. Hybrid cars accounted for a market share of 9.3 per cent.
A total of 28,503 new electric cars were registered in the first half of this year. This is a minus of 19 per cent compared to the same period last year. With 5,790 new registrations in the first six months of this year, hybrid cars suffered a minus of 37.5 per cent compared to the first half of 2019. Only the plug-in hybrids increased by 37.5 per cent in the same period. This segment accounted for 12,069 new registrations in the first half of 2020. Incidentally, total new registrations (all types of drive) fell by 24.3 per cent in the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year.
With regard to the individual models, the VW e-Golf again recorded the highest number of new registrations across all drive types in June of this year. A total of 707 of the electric car produced in Dresden and Wolfsburg were newly registered in Norway. The Hyundai Kona Elektro came in second with 535 new registrations. The Tesla Model 3 (527) followed in third place. However, the Audi e-tron quattro led the way over the first half of 2020. A total of 5,618 of this model were newly registered. Second place went to the VW e-Golf (3,717) and third place to the Hyundai Kona Elektro (2,486).
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