Norwegian EV sales back up from September

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In Norway, 9,727 electric cars were newly registered in October, giving them a market share of 77.5 per cent of the country’s new passenger car registrations. In addition, there were 1,126 plug-in hybrids. The VW ID.4 topped the model ranking in October with 1,014 registrations.

In September 2022, new registrations of electric cars were still down 18.4 per cent year-on-year, but the overall Norwegian vehicle market had also shrunk by 18.6 per cent. In October 2022, the 9,727 electric passenger cars compared to September admittedly represent a decline of around 15 per cent. Compared to October 2021 (8,116 new e-cars), the registrations from October 2022 represent an increase of 20 per cent.

With 77.5 per cent of all new registrations, purely electric cars in Norway have a comparable market share as in September (77.7 per cent); in October 2021 it was 70.1 per cent. To illustrate the growth, let’s look back a little further: in October 2020, 60.8 per cent of all new registrations in Norway were purely electric.

Across all drive types, 12,558 new cars were registered for the first time in Norway, which is 979 more vehicles or an increase of 8.5 per cent. Although this at least interrupted the trend of the past months, one month in the plus has little influence on the development of registrations in the current year (115,319 vehicles, -17.9 per cent).

The pure electric cars were joined by 1,126 new plug-in hybrid cars. This means that 86.4 per cent of all new registrations had a charging connection, a drop from 89.1 per cent in September.

Non-rechargeable hybrids were up for the second month in a row, with 977 new HEV registrations in October, 92.7 per cent more than a year ago. Year-to-date, however, both HEVs (-22.2 per cent) and PHEVs (-62.8 per cent) are well below last year. Pure combustion vehicles still only have a market share of less than four per cent.

As in October 2021, the VW ID.4 was again ahead in the October statistics. According to the publication of the Norwegian Road Information Authority (OFV), 1,014 new registrations were made of the MEB SUV from Zwickau, which means the ID.4 is the only model to reach four-digit registrations. To note, the ID.5 is not counted here, the electric SUV coupé came to 218 new registrations (according to eu-evs).

Second place in the model statistics also went to an MEB SUV from the VW Group, the Skoda Enyaq, with 751 units. The BMW iX came in third with 566 registrations, ahead of the Volvo C40 Recharge (536 vehicles) and the VW ID.3 (473 units). Tesla’s end-of-quarter delivery surge is hitting home again: After a strong September, the manufacturer recorded only 51 new registrations last month – 47 for the Model Y and four for the Model 3. (models, both in Norwegian),


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