Major shifts in auto sales trends are taking place in Norway, primarily in a move away from the classic internal combustion engine (ICE) and towards electric vehicles (EVs).
The Porsche Taycan outsold all ICE vehicles combined in Norway in January, representing a continued shift to EVs within the country, according to country data.
The Norwegian Road Traffic Information Council (OFV) reported 7,957 vehicles sold total last month, with just 387 including a diesel or gas engine — and only 175 of those including a gas-burning mill (via InsideEVs)
The Porsche Taycan sold 181 units, just barely surpassing that of vehicles with combustion chambers.
An astounding 6,659 vehicles sold in January were EVs, representing 84 percent of the total market share.
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Norway’s top-selling vehicle overall in January was the Audi Q4 E-Tron, selling 643 units total.
Other best-sellers included the Hyundai Ioniq 5 (477 units) in second place, followed by the BMW iX (444 units), the Volkswagen ID.4 (389 units) and the Skoda Enyaq (389 units).
The only ICE vehicle in the country’s top 20 vehicles was the Toyota RAV4, which saw 271 registrations.
Tesla expanded its Supercharger support for non-Tesla vehicles to France and Norway last week, adding to the pilot program already taking place in the Netherlands.