Norway’s EVs At 90% Share – VW ID.4 On High

July noticed plugin EVs at 90% share of Norway’s auto market, up from 83% 12 months on 12 months. Full electrics continued to advance, taking virtually 82% of the market and leaving all different powertrains in decline. July’s general auto quantity was 7,525 items, up some 4% YoY. The Volkswagen ID.4 was Norway’s greatest promoting car in July.

EVs At 90% Share

EVs At 90% Share

With mixed EVs at 90% share (strictly, 89.9%) in July, full battery electrics (BEVs) contributed 81.7%, and plugin hybrids (PHEVs), 8.1%. These evaluate with equal shares of 83.0%, 70.7%, and 12.3%, a 12 months in the past.

volumes, BEVs elevated 20% YoY, to 6,148 items, while PHEVs shrank by 31%, to 613 items. The entire 4% general auto market development got here from BEVs.

All different powertrains had even greater quantity drops, with combustion-only powertrains dropping some 45% of their quantity YoY, with an particularly weak efficiency from petrol autos (simply 109 items registered). Recall that increased CO2 taxes have been in place since January 2023, which petrol autos particularly fall foul of.

EVs At 90% Share - Evolution

EVs At 90% Share – Evolution

July’s Bestsellers

The Volkswagen ID.4 was Norway’s greatest promoting car in July, with 958 items, its first return to the lead since October 2022 (from its typical 2nd place). The same old suspect, the Tesla Mannequin Y, was at a low supply ebb in July (simply 194 items) after its large push in June.

In second and third spots had been the Skoda Enyaq, and the Volkswagen ID. Buzz, making July a 1-2-3 for Volkswagen Group.

VW Group didn’t cease there both, having one other 3 fashions within the high 8, altogether a really spectacular sweep.

This comes with a pinch of salt, although, since virtually the entire high 20 fashions had been at a low quantity of deliveries in comparison with June.

One other noticeable efficiency got here from the Xpeng P7, which made its first quantity deliveries (103 items) since December, having been virtually absent within the intervening months.

There have been no new faces within the high 20, and just one in the entire area — the brand new Jeep Avenger making its first countable deliveries to Norway, although at a modest 28 items for now. It is going to be fascinating to see if this diminutive SUV (barely over 4 meters in size) catches on in Norway.

Let’s verify the 3-month image:

Within the trailing 3 month charts, the Tesla Mannequin Y stays head and shoulders above the remaining, with an enormous 6,007 items.

But Volkswagen Group made extra BEV deliveries than Tesla general, with 9,178 items, in comparison with Tesla’s 6,613 items.

There have been few strikes by newer and probably disruptive BEVs within the charts. The MG4 continued to climb undramatically, from thirtieth within the prior interval, to seventeenth in the newest 3 months. This can be a good efficiency, on condition that Norwegian patrons strongly favor SUV type elements. Let’s additionally keep watch over the Jeep Avenger now that it has launched in Norway.


Norway’s macro financial place stays steady, with 3% GDP development presently, though on the client pocket-book stage, inflation and rates of interest each stay excessive. Industrial confidence has additionally taken a hello in Q2 2023, and is now on the lowest stage since Q2 2020, with orders falling.

However, the continued development of the BEV market is a brilliant spot, and has each potential to proceed to play out at a good clip within the coming years.

As I’ve usually mentioned, for the remaining 10% of gross sales to change over to plugins (and ultimately to largely BEVs) would require an additional broadening of the spectrum of BEV mannequin choices. Particularly wanted are choices in underserved niches, and a few examples of extra reasonably priced — but totally competent — BEVs. This a part of the equation is usually out of Norway’s palms, neither itself being a car producer, nor being a big sufficient marketplace for producers to tailor their choices to.

What are your ideas on Norway’s last phases of the EV transitions. Please soar in and be a part of the dialogue under.


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