Norway continues to lead the way on electric vehicles. In September, 45% of new car registrations were EVs, with the percentage rising to 60% when plug-in hybrids are added to the mix.
And Tesla made another significant contribution to electrification with just over 2,000 new registrations last month.
Unsurprisingly, diesel continued its steady slide – just over 12% of new car registrations were diesel, down from 18% one year earlier. Petrol’s share of the market also declined from 22% to 16% over the period.
e-Overview: Norway’s EV take-up has been heavily influenced by financial incentives, but the environment is beginning to change. Now that penetration levels have risen, electric car drivers are losing their road toll exemptions, though rates will still be lower than for fossil fuels. Starting next year, Oslo is planning to stop making its recharging stations free-of-charge. It will be interesting to see how this impacts new vehicle sales in 2020.