Data shows that, four out of every five new cars sold in Norway last year (2022) were electric.
According to official data released by the Norwegian Road Federation, Tesla was the best-selling brand for the second year in a row.
Despite being an oil-producing country, Norway plans to become the first country to end sales of gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2025. In order to achieve this goal, the administration exempts electric vehicles from the taxes levied on fuel vehicles.
The share of electric vehicles in newly sold vehicles in the country, which was 2.9 percent a decade ago, reached 65 percent in 2021. At the end of 2022, the share increased even more to 79.3 percent.
In terms of brands, Tesla took the first place with a market share of 12.2%, followed by Volkswagen with 11.6 percent.
Tesla Model Y was the best-selling car in the country, followed by Volkswagen’s electric vehicle ID.4. Skoda Enyaq took third place.