The VW ID.3 electric car has topped the November sales list in the world’s most advanced EV market, as the share of plug in electric cars in Norway topped 75 per cent in the latest month., and 74 per cent over the last year.
In contrast to Australia, where diesel car and SUV sales are booming, the share of diesel vehicles in Norway’s new car market slumped to 5 per cent. By 2025, the sale of new petrol and diesel and even plug in hybrid cars will be banned.
“BEVs (battery electric vehicles) are becoming the norm in Norway,” writes José Pontes from EV Sales in his latest update.
“They were responsible for 54% of the Norwegian market last month … to 7.035 units, pulling the (year to date) share to 52%, while plugin hybrids, in the context of growing sales across Europe, registered 2.983 units, being responsible for 23% share of the overall market (22% YTD).”
What’s interesting is the changed rankings of the most popular EVs, as some of the rival car makers challenge the once dominant Tesla.
The VW ID.3 takes top spot in the latest month, although the Audi e-tron retains top spot over the past year. MG’s electric SUV the ZS takes second spot in the latest month, followed by the e-Tron, the Nissan Leaf, the Mercedes EQC, the Polestar, the Hyundai Kona and then the Model 3.
“Looking at the fuels breakdown, if plugins are up, the rest is falling quickly,” Pontes writes.
“HEVs (pure hybrids, not pluggable) now have just 9% share of the market, petrol vehicles are down to 6% share (it had 11% a year ago), while diesel has only 5%, while in the same month last year, the black fuel had 16% share. Will we see diesel disappear next year?
“Looking at November model sales by fuel, the VW ID.3 scored a third consecutive win, with 986 units, so it seems after the Tesla Model 3 and the Audi e-Tron, the german hatchback is the new ruler in Norway.”