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New passenger electric vehicle market share in Europe by country 2020

Norway has the highest penetration of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in Europe. Norway is one of the smallest car markets in the European free trade market: Norway's passenger car sales were around 141,400 units between January and December 2020. Some 105,000 plug-in electric cars were registered in 2020. One of the most popular car brands in the Scandinavian country is the American all-electric marque Tesla.

Norway’s electric mobility policy

Norway’s jump in electric mobility is due to the country’s high car import tolls being lifted for electric vehicles, with registration taxes also waived. Such incentives make an electric vehicle comparatively cheaper to the purchase of a combustion engine powered car. As of 2020, there were over 450,000 electric passenger cars on Norwegian roads.

Leading EV models

2020 was a record year for electric vehicle sales in Europe. Topping the list of most-sold model of electric vehicles was the Renault Zoe. The Zoe has consistently been the favorite all-electric car in its home market of France. European manufacturers have been sluggish to penetrate the EV market but are quickly emerging as key players. Foreign manufacturers, such as Tesla and Nissan still perform very well.

Market share of newly registered passenger electric vehicles in selected European countries in 2020, by type

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