Tesla car sales in Norway 2009-2018

In the past five years, the number of Tesla cars sold in Norway more than quadrupled. Whereas nearly two thousand passenger cars from this model were newly registered in 2013, the amount was 8,614 as of 2018. Thus, Tesla was the sixth best-selling car brand in the Scandinavian country that year.

How many cars are sold in Norway?

According to the most recent data, the number of passenger cars sold in Norway fell by over ten thousand units, amounting to roughly 148 thousand in 2018. That year, purely electrically powered vehicles accounted for the highest share of sold cars, at 31 percent. While this number highly increased compared to the previous year, the sales share of plug-in hybrid and hybrid cars, as well as fossil-fuel driven vehicles declined during this period.

Why are electric cars increasingly popular in Norway?

Government incentives like tax reductions and subsidies, as well as lower fees for using the road are the reasons for why the electric car market in the country is recently growing so fast. Among the European countries, Norway recorded the highest amount of newly registered electric cars in 2018.

Number of Tesla cars sold in Norway from 2009 to 2018

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2009 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Figures for previous years also provided by the source.
* The 2016 numbers have been calculated by Statista, based on the annual change in percent.

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