Battery-electric and plug-in hybrid electric car fleet in Norway 2012-2021
Battery-electric vehicles are at the center of Norway's EV market
The Norwegian electric vehicle market has been steadily growing since 2010, reaching just under 151,800 battery-electric vehicle (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) sales in 2021. This 43.8 percent jump in EV sales volume is reflected in the propulsion type market share in the country. In 2021, BEVs made up over 64 percent of the new passenger vehicle sales in Norway, compared to a 4.25 percent market share for petrol vehicles. Part of the success of electric vehicles in Norway is due to a high charging infrastructure accessibility. There were just under 14 charging locations per 100 kilometers of Norwegian roadway in 2021. In comparison, Germany recorded less than three charging locations for across the same road length.
A European market leader
Compared to other European countries in 2021, Norway ranked fourth in new electric car registrations. However, it was the European country with the largest EV share among its passenger car sales. The Norwegian government has made it easy for car owners to choose electric cars through tax reductions and subsidies, as well as free parking and lower annual fees for using the roads for electric car owners. Besides, the state aims not to sell more petrol or diesel cars in the country from 2025 onwards.