Norway: 13,803 new electric cars in December

Norway: 13,803 new electric cars in December

In Norway, 13,803 new electric cars were registered in December, making up 67.1 percent of all new registrations. In addition, there were 4,706 new plug-in hybrids. Norway's most successful model in December was the Tesla Model Y, with 2,379 registrations.

In 2021 as a whole, there were 113,751 battery-electric cars, which corresponds to a market share of 64.5 percent. This means that six out of ten new cars in Norway were pure electric. In addition, there were 38,166 plug-in hybrids in the whole year.

Compared to 2020 as a whole - when 76,804 all-electric cars were newly registered - this represents an increase of 48 percent. However, the figures from December 2020 were only just surpassed - with 13,803 new registrations in December 2021 and 13,718 vehicles in December 2020. The increase is therefore just 0.6 percent, otherwise two-digit growth rates are common. In 2020, however, December was also an unusually strong month.

In addition to the 13,803 electric cars, there were 4,706 plug-in hybrids in December, with a market share of 22.9 percent. This means that 90 percent of all new passenger cars in Norway had an external charging connection in December. For the year as a whole, the plug-in market share is 86.1 percent. Pure petrol cars had a market share of 3.3 percent in December, and pure diesel cars 3.5 percent.