Number of electric car charging stations in Norway 2011-2018, by type

In Norway, the number of electric car charging stations has increased in recent years reaching more than ten thousand for roughly 296 thousand electric and plug-in hybrid cars registered as of 2018. Most common has been the standard version for all years. In 2018, there were almost eight thousand of this charging type in the Nordic country. In comparison, the number of Tesla Superchargers amounted to 562 that year.

Tesla models among top ten car registrations

The numbers displayed in this statistic only specifies five different types of publicly available charging stations: standard, ChaDeMo 50 kW+, the Combined Charging System (CCS) 50 kW, Type 2 43 kW, as well as Tesla Supercharger. The last ones were built by the company Tesla to fast-charging cars only from their own models, such as Tesla Model S and Tesla Model X. Both were found in the top ten ranking of electric car model registrations in Norway.

The rise of electric passenger cars in Norway

With 18.9 percent, Norway had by far the highest electric passenger car sales share among all European countries as of 2017, followed by Iceland (1.9 percent) and the Netherlands (1.8 percent). In 2018, almost a third of vehicles sold in Norway were electrically driven, which was an increase of over ten percent compared to the year before. In contrast, the sales shares of the other most common fuel types were declining. Diesel vehicles for example accounted for 23.07 percent of all cars sold in 2017 and decreased to a share of 17.75 percent in 2018.

Number of charging stations for electric cars in Norway from 2011 to 2018, by type

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Release date

January 2019



Survey time period

2011 to 2018

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