Norway sees 6,647 electric cars registered in February

6,647 new electric cars were registered in Norway in February. This means that February was higher than both January and the same month last year. The most popular model, the Tesla Model Y, accounted for more than a quarter of all electric cars.

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Specifically, there were 464 more electric cars than in February 2023 and 1,930 more than in January 2024. However, January is traditionally a weaker month in Norway, so a direct comparison is less meaningful. However, the growth compared to February 2023 is remarkable, as new registrations across all drive types actually fell by 58 vehicles, according to the Norwegian Road Information Authority OFV.

Including hybrids and combustion engines, 7,380 new cars were registered in Norway in February, compared to 7,438 a year ago. This means that purely electric cars accounted for an impressive 90.1 per cent of the total in February 2024 – a year ago, the figure was “only” 83.1 per cent with 6,193 electric cars.

The battery-electric cars were joined by 147 plug-in hybrids in February with a market share of two per cent. This means that 92.1 per cent of all new cars in Norway had a charging connection. However, PHEV registrations are also declining sharply in the eMobility flagship country: the 147 units are 71.7 per cent below February 2023, including January the decline in the current year is 65.7 per cent.

Other hybrids fell by 23.2 per cent to 312 new registrations (4.2 per cent market share) and new registrations of petrol and diesel cars also continued to fall: 198 new diesel cars (2.7 per cent market share) and just 76 petrol cars (1.0 per cent) were registered. A year ago, these figures were 3.0 and 1.5 per cent respectively.

As in January, the Tesla Model Y was in the lead among the models. With 1,749 new registrations, the manufacturer’s e-SUV not only significantly improved on the January result, but also achieved a market share of 23.7 per cent across all drive types. Of the 6,647 new electric cars, the Model Y accounted for 26.3 per cent, i.e. more than a quarter.

The distance to second place also shows how far ahead of the competition the Tesla is in Norway: the Toyota bZ4X is listed in the statistics with 389 units – still 5.3 per cent market share and more than full hybrids and PHEVs combined, but the gap to the Model Y is still enormous.

Things get interesting behind the bZ4X, however, because it was very close there in February: the VW ID.4 (incl. ID.5) came in at 267 units, the new Volvo EX30 in its second month already at 235 new registrations in fourth place, closely followed by the discontinued model Nissan Leaf (230), the Hyundai Kona (222), the MG4 (210) and the Nissan Ariya (206). The Volvo XC40, Audi Q4 e-tron, Skoda Enyaq, VW ID.3, Toyota Yaris, Polestar 2 and Mazda MX-30 also achieved triple-digit new registrations in February. (models, both in Norwegian)


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