Norway continues to lead the transition to zero-emission vehicles

We have already reported to you in recent weeks, with this news, the clear purchasing preferences for electrified vehicles among Norwegian consumers: During the month of October 2021, sales were approximately 95% fully electric or hybrid vehicles.

The results for November 2021 confirm this momentum: over the period 73.8% of new cars sold in Norway were fully electricreaching about 95% if we add hybrid vehicles in their different types.

Gasoline car sales rose 2.3% from salesduring those on diesel amounted to 2.7%of the total. It is significant to note that as of November 2020 the sales figures for this type of engine were very low in Norway but that over the last 12 months the share of internal combustion engines has more than halved.


Obviously, cars with electric power benefit from this, with most of the share collected by 100% electric cars: in November 2021, 3 out of 4 new cars purchased on the market were of the BEV type, i.e. zero-emission electric cars. The market share of these vehicles in November 2020 was 56.1%, while in the first 11 months of 2021 the overall share of BEVs was 64.2% among new purchases in Norway.

Sales of hybrid cars, in their various types, accounted for 21.1% of the total in November 2021. In this case, it is a downward trend, given that in the corresponding month of 2020, overall sales amounted to 33.3% of the total. The data from Norway confirms the current trend, with data that anticipates by several years what will also happen in other European countries: zero-emission cars continue to increase their presence in the markettraditional engines are relegated to specific areas of use and hybrids enjoy good commercial success at first to then be gradually absorbed by zero-emission cars.