Electric vehicle market share - selected markets 2019

In Norway, almost half of all new vehicles registered in 2019 were all-electric vehicles. The Tesla Model 3 electric vehicle was the best-selling car model in 2019: Norwegian car owners purchased some 15,700 Model 3 cars in 2019.

Taking the wheel

Norway is at the center of the electric vehicle movement; this is despite having an overall population of around 5.3 million. Notwithstanding the country’s high penetration rate of electric vehicles, a car parc of around 2.6 million suggests that the level of electric car sales is lower than in some of the larger markets, including the United States and China. An estimated 250,000 battery electric vehicles (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) were in use across Norway in 2018.

Knowing your BEVs from your PHEVs

A BEV has no internal combustion engine or fuel tank; it runs entirely on electricity. The rechargeable battery can be powered at home, work, or at a charging station – Norway had more than 12,000 publicly accessible electric vehicle charges in 2018. A PHEV also has a rechargeable battery that is capable of powering the car on its own and can be charged by plugging into a power source. However, the range of a PHEV is usually much smaller (usually between 15 and 50 miles). Hence, should the electric charge deplete, the vehicle also has an internal combustion engine that will start operating.

Plug-in electric vehicles as a share of new vehicle sales in selected markets in 2019

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