Ranking of electric car models in Norway 2018, by number of registrations

As of the end of 2018, Japan-based Nissan’s LEAF ranked highest among registrations of electric car models in Norway. The stock amounted to nearly 50 thousand that year. Volkswagen e-Golf and BMW i3 were the second and third most registered car models, with numbers of roughly 32 thousand and 20 thousand, respectively.

Charging stations of Nissan LEAF

Nissan LEAF, also the best-selling electric vehicle model Europe-wide, uses the charging stations Type 2 (slow and fast charging) and CHAdeMO (rapid charging). According to the most recent figures, there were more than thousand CHAdeMO and 49 Type 2 charging stations in Norway. Whereas the first type of station grew in numbers, the second one decreased in the past years.

Electric cars are very popular in Norway

In total, almost 300 thousand electric and hybrid cars were registered in 2018 in Norway. The sales share of electric cars was even higher than for other fuel types. For 2025, the Norwegian government set the target to not sell petrol and diesel cars anymore. Besides, it reduced taxes and increased subsidies for electric car owners.

Ranking of electric car models in Norway in 2018, by number of registrations

Number of registered cars
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December 2018



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as of December 31, 2018

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