Norwegian EV market
In 2020 the market share for battery electric vehicles (BEV) in the new car sale in Norway reached 54,3 percent
Last year the BEV-percentage was 42, so the increase is yet again substantial. No other country in the world is even close to reaching the same results as Norway.
While the Norwegian sale of BEVs had broken the 50 percent mark in individual months, 2020 was the first time that fully electric cars outsold the combined volume of models containing internal combustion engines throughout a whole year.
Audi e-tron was the most sold new passenger car in Norway in 2020, but also the preceding two years the best selling cars were fully electric; Tesla Model 3 (2019) and Nissan LEAF (2018).
Desember 2020 was a record-breaking month, where we reached a market share of a whopping 66,7 percent.
The first month more than half of the new car market was fully electric, was in March 2019 – since then this has become the norm rather than the exception.
Monthly updated sales statistics can be found at European Alternative Fuel Observatory.
- EVS30 paper: Put a price on carbon to fund EV incentives – Norwegian EV policy success (2017)
- EVS30 paper: Charging infrastructure experiences in Norway – the worlds most advanced EV market (2017)