Number of registered vehicles in Norway 2018, by type

How many cars are registered in Norway? As of 2018, roughly 2.75 million passenger cars were registered in Norway, making them the most popular vehicle type in the Scandinavian country. Trailers and vans accounted for the second and third highest stock of vehicles in Norway, at around 1.45 million and 477 thousand, respectively.

How many cars are sold in Norway?

In 2018, the number of passenger cars sold in Norway amounted to nearly 148 thousand. Although this was a decrease compared to the year before, the amount of newly registered cars generally grew in the past decade. Akershus was the county with highest number of car registrations that year, at about 353 thousand.

What percent of cars are electric in Norway?

Electric cars account for the highest share of sold passenger cars. To be precise, over 31 percent of newly registered cars in Norway were electric. Compared to the previous year, this was an increase of ten percent. By contrast, the sales share of gasoline powered cars decreased in the same period, from almost 25 percent to 22 percent.

Number of registered vehicles in Norway in 2018, by type

Number of registrered vehicles
Passenger cars2,751,948
Trailers 1,444,937
Heavy motor cycles 165,782
Mopeds 163,436
Snow scooters 89,280
Light motor cycles 26,754
Combined vehicles16,916
Buses 15,634
Special purpose vehicles 6,716
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Release date

March 2019



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Supplementary notes

* Incl. motor trolleys and fork lifts.
** Incl. rescue vehicles, fire engines, refrigerator vehicles, snow clearance vehicles, weasels, etc.

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