Almost eighty percent of new passenger cars registered in Norway are electric. This is evident from data from the Norwegian industry organization OFV. In no other country is the market share of electric cars as high.
A total of 138,265 new electric cars were sold in Norway in 2022. They thus achieve a market share of 79.3% in passenger cars. The American manufacturer Tesla sets the tone with a market share of 12.2%.
The Scandinavian country traditionally plays a pioneering role in the electrification of the vehicle fleet. In 2021, electric vehicles will already account for 64.5% of total sales.
By way of comparison: in the European Union, electric cars achieved a market share of 8.3% in the first nine months of 2022.
Norway wants all new cars in the country to run on electricity or hydrogen from 2025, and thus be completely emission-free. The government has provided for a very advantageous tax regime to encourage the purchase of these cars. Meanwhile, one in five cars on Norwegian roads is already fully electric.