In Norway, 13,946 new electric cars were registered in September. The share of electric cars in new passenger car registrations was 77.5 per cent last month. Norway’s most successful model across all drive types in September was the Tesla Model Y with 3,564 new registrations, ahead of the Tesla Model 3 with 2,218 registrations.
Compared to the 9,560 EV registrations in September 2020, the 13,946 new electric cars from the previous month represent an increase of almost 46 per cent. At that time, the share of electric registrations was 61.5 per cent.
With the 13,946 new electric cars registered in September, 80,558 new electric cars have been registered so far this year, according to the Norwegian Road Information Authority (OFV). This corresponds to a market share of 62.5 per cent from the beginning of January to the end of September. This figure refers to purely battery-electric cars, hybrid vehicles are not counted here.
The 13,946 electric cars were joined by 2,508 plug-in hybrids in September, with a market share of 13.9 per cent (down 19.9 per cent from September 2020). In total, 91.4 per cent of all new passenger cars in Norway had an external charging connection in September – in August this figure was 87.7 per cent, in July 84.6 per cent. By comparison, petrol-only cars had a market share of 3.0 per cent, diesel-only cars 2.3 per cent. This means that pure combustion engines have once again lost market share.
As in August, the most registered model across all drive types was the Tesla Model Y. While Tesla’s smaller e-SUV accounted for 1,308 units in its first month in August, there were already 3,564 new Model Ys in September – almost every fifth new car in Norway was a Model Y. In addition to the general ramp-up in deliveries of the model, which is new in Europe, there was also the fact that September was the last month of the third quarter – Tesla is known to record the majority of its deliveries at the end of the quarter.
This is also reflected in the second-placed model in the Norwegian September statistics: the Model 3 had 2,218 new registrations or a market share of 12.3 percent. The two Tesla models are not only the only model series with four-digit registration figures in September, with a combined market share of 32.1 per cent, around one in three new cars registered in Norway in September was a Tesla. With 9,266 vehicles registered so far this year, the Model 3 has consequently been able to defend its top position in the Norwegian market. With only two months to go, the Model Y already has 4,873 new registrations. We are curious to see how it looks at the end of the year.
In third place in the September statistics is the Skoda Enyaq with 787 units, ahead of the Toyota RAV4 (702 units, no breakdown between drive types) and the Audi e-tron quattro with 672 vehicles. 6th place goes to the VW ID.4 with 659 units, closely followed by the Hyundai Ioniq 5 with 652 new registrations. In 8th place is the Ford Mustang Mach-E with 600 new vehicles, followed at some distance by the VW ID.3 (456 new registrations) and the Nissan Leaf (410 vehicles).
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