5 Oct 21

Almost 80% of new car sales in Norway are electric

Tesla Model Y sales skyrocketed in Norway.

Electric car sales reached 77.5% in September in Norway, the global leader in adapting to EVs, thanks to the increased sales of Tesla. 

Tesla Model Y grabbed 19.8% of the sales while Tesla Model 3 sedan and Skoda Enyaq followed with 12.3% and 4.4% respectively. First released in March 2019, Tesla Model Y was recently released for European customers and represented the largest portion of EV sales in Norway. 

Zero-tax policy might change

According to the data of the Norwegian Road Federation (OFV), EV sales in September 2020 was 61.5%. With the demand for EVs increasing constantly, Norway plans to end the sale of fossil-fuelled cars by 2025. 

Norway's leadership in global EV sales depends highly on the tax exemption for fully electric cars. The zero-tax policy might come at risk if the centre-left winners of the last election decide to impose a tax on the most expensive models.

If imposed, high-end models of Tesla, Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche might be affected.

Photo of Tesla Model Y, courtesy of Shutterstock

Authored by: Mufit Yilmaz Gokmen