Norway saw 4,717 new electric cars in January 2024

Electric cars accounted for 92.1 per cent of all new car registrations in Norway in January. The most popular new car was once again the Tesla Model Y. However, January is generally a weak sales month in the country.

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Specifically, 4,717 new electric cars were registered in Norway in the first month of the new year. This is according to statistics from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. This is almost four times as many (+281.3%) as in the same month last year. However, January 2023 was an extremely weak month for the local car market (and even for a January). This can be seen from the fact that the market grew by 175.5 per cent across all drive systems this January. In other words: with 5,122 new registrations, exactly 3,263 more cars were put on the roads in January 2024 than in the same month last year. At that time, the EV ratio was also only 66.5 per cent.

To demonstrate the order of magnitude, it should be mentioned that an average of 8,715 electric cars were newly registered each month in 2023. The 4,717 electric cars from last month are therefore the expected below-average start to the year. The 4,717 electric cars were joined by 94 plug-in hybrids in Norway last month (January 2023: 182). The share of passenger cars with plugs in the overall market was therefore 94 per cent.

The Tesla Model Y once again took first place in the model ranking with 962 new registrations, ahead of the Hyundai Kona (282) and the Nissan Leaf (263). This means a market share of 19 per cent for the Tesla Model Y and 5.5 and 5.1 per cent respectively for the other two cars.

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration ( Opplysningsrådet for veitrafikken, OFV for short) recently presented the statistics for December and the full year 2023. From January to December 2023, 104,590 electric cars and 10,169 plug-in hybrids were newly registered. Over the past twelve months, all-electric cars accounted for 82.4 per cent of all new car registrations.

The most successful model by far was the Tesla Model Y, which recorded 23,085 new registrations in Norway for the year as a whole. This gives the Model Y a market share of 18 per cent for 2023 (after 10 per cent in 2022). The VW ID.4 follows far behind with 6,614 new registrations over the year (5.2 per cent market share), the Skoda Enyaq with 5,740 new registrations (4.5 per cent) and the Toyota bZ4X with 5,395 new registrations (4.2 per cent). (both in Norwegian)


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