Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo

Norway now buying more plug-in cars than diesels

By / 4 years ago / International News / 1 Comment

Almost half of all cars registered in Norway in the first six months of this year were hybrid or electric models, with plug-ins outpacing petrol or diesel sales for the first time.

BMW i3 Charging

More than a third of new cars in Norway are mains-rechargeable.

According to the latest statistics from Norwegian road interest group, Opplysningsrådet for Veitrafikken AS (OFV), 48.1% of the 77,983 passenger cars registered were hybrid, electric or hydrogen fuel cell models; some 37,523 units.

Significantly, more than a third (34.9%, 27,183) of all passenger cars registered in Norway so far this year are fully electric or plug-in hybrids. That compares to 25.8% and 26.1% shares for conventional diesel and petrol vehicles, and 13.2% for hybrids which can’t be mains-recharged.

This time last year, diesel was still just about the most popular fuel in Norway, with a 31.9% share, followed by petrol (28.3%), plug-in and hydrogen (27.6%) and hybrid 10.3%.

Average CO2 emissions for new cars in June 2017 was 78g/km, down from 96g/km a year ago, and in a market enjoying its best month for registrations in 30 years, the OFV said.

For more of the latest industry news click here.

For more of the latest industry news, click here.

Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.