5,704 new electric cars registered in Norway in August
5,704 new electric cars were registered in July in Norway. They account 52.8 per cent of new passenger car registrations with 755 units. Audi-eTron is the most popular model across the country. When compared to August 2019, there was an increase of 21 per cent with 38,615 electric cars since the starting of the year, whereas last year the electric car market was 11% down on the same period. The registrations of cars came down in April and May due to the corona pandemic.
New electric cars registered in Norway
In addition to the 5,704 electric cars, 4,408 new registrations in July and 1,881 plug-in hybrids were added to the 5,704 new registrations in Norway. The market share of electric vehicles was 17.4% compared to the last year’s month. It has recorded an increase of 56 per cent. In addition, 950 new hybrid cars were registered which is 38.9% dropped compared to last year in August 2019 with hybrid cars accounting for a market share of 8.8 per cent.
The Audi e-tron bagged the highest number of new registrations across all drive types in August of this year similar to July. Altogether 755 new electric cars ply on roads which include the e-tron quattro and e-tron Sportback. Another electric vehicle is the Mercedes EQC which comes next to e-tron, it has lost over 100 registrations compared to the previous month and still comes in at 595 units. The VW Golf and Hyundai Kona takes the third and fourth place.
The other electric cars such as MG ZS EV with 281 vehicles, the Nissan Leaf 270 registrations, the Tesla Model 3 with 264 vehicles and the Renault Zoe 221 units.
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