Feb 2, 2022 - 12:32 pm

6,660 electric cars sold in Norway in January

The Norwegian car market started the new year with 6,660 newly registered electric cars. Electric vehicles accounted for 83.7 per cent of new car registrations in Norway in January. In the model ranking, an MEB SUV was in the lead – but not a Volkswagen.

Compared to January 2021, the 6,660 electric cars are an increase of almost 22 per cent – at that time there were 5,461 electric cars. The usual comparison of the current year is of course omitted from the January figures. Another small note: The term ‘electric car’ includes all purely electrically powered cars, i.e. with battery and fuel cell. In the Norwegian statistics, “emission-free passenger cars” are listed, which also corresponds to this definition. Of the 6,660 electric passenger cars, only one was a hydrogen car in January, as 6,659 BEVs.

Compared to the strong December 2021 with 13,803 new electric passenger cars, January was, on the other hand, a decline of 52 per cent. But: according to the Norwegian Road Information Authority (OFV), January 2022 was the weakest start to the year since 2009: only 7,957 cars were newly registered in January this year, 2,344 cars less than a year ago (-22.8 per cent). This means that the BEV share was 83.7 per cent. In the previous month, it was 67.1 per cent, and in January 2021 only 53 per cent.

The 6,659 BEVs and the one FCEV were joined by 539 new plug-in hybrids. Compared to January 2021 (2,848 PHEVs), this is a drop of 81.2 per cent, and non-rechargeable hybrids have also lost 55.6 per cent. PHEVs thus had a market share of 6.8 per cent in January, which means that 90.5 per cent of all new registrations had a charging connection. The market share of petrol-only cars was 2.2 per cent (175 units) in January, while diesel-only cars accounted for 2.7 per cent (212 vehicles).

The model ranking in January was led by the Audi Q4 e-tron, which recorded 643 registrations in the OFV statistics. Behind it came the Hyundai Ioniq 5 with 477 and the BMW iX with 444 new registrations. Sharing fourth place with 389 new registrations each were two more MEB SUVs, the Skoda Enyaq and VW ID.4. Sixth place was also shared with 356 new registrations each, here between the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Kia EV6. It is followed by the Audi e-tron (289 vehicles) ahead of the Toyota RAV4, which is the first non-BEV to appear in the statistics with 271 new registrations. The Polestar 2 closes the top 10 with 261 registrations – ahead of the Nissan Leaf, Mercedes EQA and EQC.

In the “EU EVs” portal, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is ahead in the January ranking, as the Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 e-tron Sportback are counted as two models here. If you add the 160 Sportbacks to the 463 Q4 e-tron (which means Plat 2), the Q4 e-tron is also ahead here – albeit only with 623 vehicles, 20 fewer than in the OFV statistics. In the race for 4th place, the Enyaq is one vehicle ahead of the ID.4 and 6th place goes to the Kia EV6 with a four-vehicle lead over the Mustang Mach-E.

As Audi has two models in the top 10 with the Q4 e-tron and the e-tron quattro, the Ingolstadt-based company is ahead of Hyundai (704 vehicles), VW (659 new registrations) and Kia (616 new registrations) in the brand ranking with 952 registrations and 12 per cent market share. So the VW Group and Hyundai-Kia are ahead so far. Tesla, which had the two best-selling models in December with the Model Y and Model 3, registered only 47 vehicles in January. Tesla deliveries depend on the transport ships from Shanghai and are expected in February and March.

ofv.noofv.no (models), eu-evs.com (models)

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02.02.2022 12:46