Norway records 5,704 new electric cars in August
In Norway, 5,704 new electric cars were registered in July. Electric cars accounted for 52.8 per cent of new passenger car registrations. With 755 units, the Audi e-tron was the most popular model across all drive types.
Compared to August 2019, this was an increase of 21 per cent. With 38,615 electric cars since the beginning of the year, the Norwegian electric car market is eleven per cent down on the same period of the previous year, with registrations falling sharply in April and May in particular in the wake of the corona pandemic.
In addition to the 5,704 electric cars – 4,408 new registrations in July – 1,881 plug-in hybrids were added to the 5,704 new registrations in Norway. The market share of part-time electric vehicles was 17.4 per cent. Compared to the same month last year, this segment even recorded an increase of 56 per cent. In addition, 950 new hybrid cars were registered, which marks a drop of 38.9 per cent compared to August 2019, with hybrid cars accounting for a market share of 8.8 per cent.
With regard to the individual models, the Audi e-tron recorded the highest number of new registrations across all drive types in August of this year, as it did in July. A total of 755 new electric cars were put on the road, including the e-tron quattro and e-tron Sportback. That is 20 vehicles less than in July.
In second place, as in July, is the Mercedes EQC, which, however, loses over 100 registrations compared to the previous month and still comes in at 595 units. The VW Golf and the Hyundai Kona follow in third and fourth place – although Norwegian statistics do not show how many of these cars are accounted for by the electric versions of the Golf and Kona and how many are combustion engines or hybrids.
With the MG ZS EV (281 vehicles), Nissan Leaf (270 registrations), the Tesla Model 3 (264 vehicles) and the Renault Zoe (221 units), there are other BEVs in the top ten – and with the Mitsubishi Outlander, Hyundai Ioniq and Peugeot 208 other models where the exact distribution between (semi-) electric and combustion engines is not exactly clear