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In Norway 80% of cars sold are electric!

In 2022, electric vehicles broke a new record in Norway with 79.3% of total sales of new passenger cars, compared to 64.5% in 2021!

In Norway, the automotive market has definitely turned the page on thermals. This year 2022 has been the year of all records for electric vehicles. In the country, sales thus reached nearly 79.3% of the total volume! We are far, very far from the figures observed elsewhere in Europe. And this, even in relation to the driving countries of the Old Continent such as Germany or France. In France, sales of new electric vehicles represented only 13% of registrations.

Norway aims for 100% new electrics by 2025

These are figures that contrast with the rest of its neighbors. According to the Norwegian Road Traffic Information Board (FOV), these are almost 138,265 new electric cars which were sold in 2022. This represents four out of five cars sold, which is even better than the previous year. By 2021, the figure had reached 64.5%. For the month of December 2022 alone, this percentage even reached 82.8% of sales.

And the country does not intend to stop on such a good path. The milestone of 100% new electric cars sold on the Norwegian market is fixed at 2025 ! This figure also includes sales of electric andhydrogen reunited. By way of comparison, electric represented 8.6% of new registrations in the European Union in the first nine months of 2022.

The country is considering taxing electric vehicles

« The electric car has become the new normal car for Norwegians, and that means we need to look at how we use society funds. We are confident the electric car is here to stay“said Johan Vasara, State Secretary at the Norwegian Ministry of Transport.

Now, the electric car has become almost commonplace in the Scandinavian country. So much so that the state wishes to cut back on the incentives to purchase, which how to weigh heavily in the public accounts. In 2022, tax exemptions on electric cars would have cost nearly $4 billion ! To limit damage, the country’s center-left coalition is therefore considering a tax. Already, since January 1, it is the exemption from VAT (at 25% in Norway) when acquiring a new electric vehicle that has changed. She is only applicable for vehicles below €47,500 on purchase. The State is also considering taxing vehicles on their weight, as is the case with us but for thermal vehicles.

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In Norway, buyers unsurprisingly preferred the brand’s cars Tesla.

here is the top 10 electric sales for 2022 :

  1. ModelY
  2. Volkswagen ID.4
  3. Skoda Enyaq
  4. BMW iX
  5. Volvo XC40
  6. Hyundai Ioniq 5
  7. Audi Q4 e-tron
  8. Audi e-tron
  9. Polestar Polestar 2
  10. Ford Mustang Mach-E

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