Norway is ditching cars with traditional gasoline and diesel engines at a staggering pace. In November, 94.9% of all new cars were either clean electric cars or hybrids.
The share of electric vehicles in the primary market in Norway in November 2021 was 73.8%, hybrids – 21.1%, diesel cars – 2.7%, and gasoline – only 2.3%. Statistics published by Electrek.
For comparison, in November 2020, “electric trains” had 56.1% of the market, hybrids – 33.3%, the share of diesel and gasoline cars was 5.4% and 5.1%, respectively.
If we consider the period from January to November 2021 inclusive, electric cars account for 64.2% of sales, hybrids – 27.4%, diesel cars – 4.1%, gasoline – 4.4%. Compared to the same period in 2020, the share of electric vehicles increased by 12%. All other categories showed a decrease in percentage.
The dominance of battery-powered cars is also noted in the list of the most popular models in Norway for November:
- Tesla Model Y – 1013 pcs.
- Tesla Model 3 – 771 pcs.
- Volkswagen ID.4 – 725 units
- Audi Q4 e-tron – 661 units
- Nissan Leaf – 655 units
Recall that Norway plans to completely abandon the sale of new light petrol and diesel vehicles in 2025. However, according to the forecast of the local Automobile Federation, if the current trends continue, this may happen as early as April 2022.