8,116 new electric cars registered in Norway over October

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In Norway, 8,116 new electric cars were registered in October. Electric vehicles accounted for 70.1 per cent of all new registrations in the month. The most successful model across all drive types was the VW ID.4 with 913 registrations.

Compared to the 7,873 BEV registrations in October 2020, the 8,116 new electric cars from the previous month represent an increase of only 3.1 per cent. At that time, the share of electric registrations was 60.8 per cent.

The fact that October 2021 is significantly lower than September with its 13,946 new electric car registrations is probably mainly due to Tesla’s delivery practices. At the end of the quarter in September, the Californians delivered 3,564 Model Y and 2,218 Model 3 in Norway. In October, that was significantly less, but more at the same time.

With the 8,116 new electric cars in October, 88,674 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 63.1 per cent from the beginning of January to the end of October. This figure refers to purely battery-electric cars, hybrid vehicles are not counted here.

The 8,116 electric cars were joined by 2,226 plug-in hybrids in October, with a market share of 19.2 per cent (down 6.2 per cent from October 2020). In total, 89.3 per cent of all new passenger cars in Norway had an external charging connection in October – in August this figure was 87.7 per cent, in September with the Tesla boost mentioned even 91.2 per cent. By comparison, petrol-only cars had a market share of 3.7 per cent and diesel-only cars 2.6 per cent. After months of losses, pure internal combustion vehicles made slight gains in market share for the first time in October, but are still well below the level of October 2020.

The VW ID.4 topped the model ranking in October with 913 registrations – ahead of the Skoda Enyaq iV with 760 and the Hyundai Ioniq 5 with 585 registrations. These figures do not list pure electric cars, but across all drive types. In fourth place comes the Toyota RAV4, the first model not offered as a BEV. The Volvo XC40 follows with 488 registrations, although Norwegian statistics do not distinguish between BEVs, PHEVs and internal combustion engines. The Polestar 2 experienced a stronger month with 405 new registrations and is ranked 11th in the current year.

Year-to-date, the Tesla Model 3 continues to lead with 9,319 units – well ahead of the RAV4 (7,749 registrations) and the VW ID.4 (7,202 vehicles). However, only 53 new Model 3s were added in October. The Model Y, Norway’s best-selling car in September, registered only two new registrations in October. With 4,875 registrations, the Model Y is in 7th place this year, although the e-SUV has only been delivered since the summer.

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