Plug-in electric car sales in Norway significantly increased in January, however, it's a very different month than December.

The number of new passenger plug-in registrations amounted to 8,309 (up 35% year-over-year), which represents 80.7% of the total market! Considering that hybrids are at 8.1%, the conventional gas and diesel cars are now on the bottom of the barrel.

Stats for the month:

  • BEVs: 5,461 (up 28.9%, at 53.0% market share) + 472 ‘used’ + 474 vans (473 new and 1 used)
  • PHEVs: 2,848 (up 48.4%, at 27.6% market share)
  • Total: 8,309 (up 35.0%, at 80.7% market share)

New passenger plug-in car registrations in Norway – January 2021

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The year 2021 should be another year of growth, although because the next milestone would be to crack 90% market share, there is not much room for spectacular growth like in the previous years. Norway simply is already there, where the rest of the world is still heading there.

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Models

In January, the top model in Norway was Toyota RAV4 (812), but we don't know yet how many of those fall on the plug-in hybrid Toyota RAV4 Prime.

The second-best overall, and the top all-electric for sure is the Audi e-tron (734), which was the top-selling plug-in car in 2020.

The thing that surprised us the most was that the best models in December - Tesla Model 3 and Volkswagen ID.3, are out of the top 20 in January. Volkswagen noted just 537 registrations as a brand (#7), while the Tesla brand is out of the top 20.

The BEV registration results already in our database:

  • Audi e-tron - 734
  • Mercedes-Benz EQC - 467
  • Polestar 2 - 443
  • Nissan LEAF - 334
  • MG ZS EV - 273
  • Mazda MX-30 - 182
  • BMW i3 - 159

Top 20 new passenger car registrations in Norway – by 2021 YTD

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