The Tesla Model Y surpassed the 1969 VW Beetle to break the record for best-selling car of the year in Norway.
Norway is a major market for electric vehicles in terms of penetration per capita.
With many markets introducing plans to ‘ban’ petrol cars by 2030, 2035 and beyond, Norway wants all new cars on the road to be fully electric by 2025. We are on track to reach that goal sooner rather than later.
This year’s results were astonishing. His December numbers, released today, are no exception and represent the entire year.
64.5% of all cars sold in Norway in 2021 will be fully electric.
In 2022, it looks like we’ll end the year at close to 80% and close to 90% if plug-in hybrids are included.
Most of this year’s growth comes from Tesla’s Model Y, which is having a phenomenal year in Norway.
Electric SUVs have broken the record for the most sold cars in a single year in the country. In 1969 he was owned by the VW Beetle with 16,709 delivered.
Today, the Model Y broke that record, with 16,748 registrations year-to-date, according to several online trackers.
With one week left in the quarter, and based on current average daily deliveries, Tesla could deliver nearly 18,000 Model Ys in Norway in 2022.
Volkswagen lost the throne to Tesla, but the record EV market share Norway is aiming to achieve in 2022 is also a credit to the automaker.
The VW ID.4 is second only to Model Y in the country this year, with more than 11,000 delivered.
The third best seller is the Škoda Enyaq iV, with over 7,000 units shipped. Skoda is also a Volkswagen brand.
Norway is great. I know it’s a small and rich country. So it’s not representative of other markets, but it’s also kind of representative.
There are certainly advantages to faster adoption of EVs, but as the cost of EVs declines over time, these advantages will become less significant and other markets can proceed as Norway did.
I think Norway will have nearly 100% EV sales in 2024, but at that point it will become clearer to other countries that buying anything other than a fully electric car is a terrible idea. .
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