Norway Passes 100,000 All-Electric Vehicles On The Road Today

DEC 15 2016 BY MARK KANE 17

Norway has reached a major milestone of 100,000 all-electric cars on its roads this month (roughly 3% of the country’s total fleet), which is fantastic result in country with population of just 5.2 million.

Now the goal by 2020 is 400,000 BEVs.

Including plug-in hybrids, Norway is now on track for 150,000 plug-in registrations.

The great milestone – which represents a giant leap towards road transport relieved from CO2 and NOx emissions – was celebrated with a bundle of both past and present makes and models – like the bestselling Nissan LEAF (pictured), Volkswagen e-Golf and Tesla Model S.

The milestone – which represents a giant leap towards road transport relieved from CO2 and NOx emissions – was celebrated with a bundle of both past and present makes and models – like the bestselling Nissan LEAF (pictured), Volkswagen e-Golf and Tesla Model S.

All-electric cars represents more than 15% of new car sales in Norway, and together with plug-in hybrids, electrified sales account for ~30% this year.

The goal for 2025 is to reach 100% market share for BEVs.

Norway for now is well beyond the reach of any other country in terms of electric car salesm and the Norwegian EV Association believes that Norwegian electric vehicle policy has a major impact globally in the long term:

“Norway inspires other countries to implement similar measures, and we show the international automotive industry how to create consumer demand for electric cars. We get ever more proof supporting this notion», says Christina Bu, Secretary General of the Norwegian EV Association.”

Norway plug-in market overview (November 2016) - European Alternative Fuels Observatory

Norway plug-in market overview (November 2016) – European Alternative Fuels Observatory

Norway plug-in market overview (November 2016) - European Alternative Fuels Observatory

Norway plug-in market overview (November 2016) – European Alternative Fuels Observatory

Norway plug-in market overview (November 2016) - European Alternative Fuels Observatory

Norway plug-in market overview (November 2016) – European Alternative Fuels Observatory

source: Elbil.no

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Norway is showing the world how practical and workable EVs are for solving today’s transportation problems. With a mixture of carrots and sticks, the gov’t of Norway is leading the way to a clean-transportation future!

3% is PITIFUL…we must do better.

Keep in mind that it is 3% of the total fleet. And the average car age is 10 years. So in general even if all cars sold are plugins it would statistically take 10 years to get to 50%.

Yes, this is a good point. 3% doesn’t ‘sound’ like much, but it is a HUGE piece of the overall pie for really just selling EVs in earnest for ~ 3 years. Its around 5% for total plug-ins.

Put another way, in the US there are ~259 million light vehicles owned, and ~270k BEVs (dont quote me as I didn’t actually look at specific numbers) and 550k plug-ins total. That is a plug-in fleet percentage of pure EVs in the US of .1%, or .2% overall for PEVs.

To equal what Norway has done, the US would have had to sell ~7.7 million all-electrics, or ~13 million plug-ins in total by now.

3% is amazing! Netherlands are close at 2.8%, but tax incentives have lapsed, so I don’t know if they can keep up with Norway.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plug-in_electric_vehicles_in_the_Netherlands

But yes, in the big picture, we have a long way to go.

2,8% in the netherlands is new car sales, not total fleet.

Norway is at ~30% for new car sales.

I’m guessing that the Netherlands is at around 1% of total fleet compared to the norwegian 5%.

the rest of the world has everything but not like Norway….(high environmental consciousness!!!! and leadership…)

Why not just say “Tesla Model S & X” instead of others?

Tesla dont make PEV

Because Tesla S & X each are less than i3 sales number. Meaning less than 20%, probably more like 10% are comming from the S+X together.

Mind you, there are like 20-40 “other” models. You could also ask why the evalia is not listed…

Just looked at the link.

i3 has 13,7% of all BEV sold last year.
Model S has 10% of all BEV sold last year.
Model X has less than 8,5% (Zoe has 8,5%) since it is included into other.

Model S is number 8 with 4% of the market. Model X is number 14 with 2% of the market.

Tesla don’t sell enough in Norway to get their own pie in the chart.

The Norwegian market is maturing, gone are the days when $100k cars could dominate the sales.

I’m wondering when this will influence fuel sales in Norway. Hope sononer than later

In 2-3 years we should be able to see the start of the fuel sales drop in Norway on a chart fairly clear.

Hope you are right 🙂

Norways two biggest gas station chains Circle K (former Statoil) and SHELL are already installing DC chargers like hell at their locations, so they know what’s coming 🙂

But ESSO (ExxonMobil) still haven’t installed one single charging station of course…

And by the way, for those who would like to play with the interactive charts, rather than just look at the screenshots provided in the article:

http://www.eafo.eu/content/norway