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Norway’s Plugin EV Share Above 90% Again In January 

by SEP Editor
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Hongqi EHS9,

Norway, the global leader in electric vehicle adoption, saw plugin electrics take 90.5% share of the auto market in January 2022, up from 80.7% year-on-year. January’s combined 90.5% plugin result comprised a record 83.7% share for full battery electrics (BEVs) and 6.8% share for plugin hybrids (PHEVs). 

Electric car sales continue to increase with 6,660 units sold last month (up 22%) at a new all-time record share of 83.7%,with combustion-only vehicles at a new low of 4.9% share.

On the other hand, plug-in hybrids collapsed 81.3% to just 539, the lowest level since late 2015. The PHEV market share was 6.8%.

Stats for the month:

  • BEVs: 6,660 (up 22%, at 83.7% market share) + 783 “used” + 371 new vans
  • PHEVs: 539 (down 81.3%, at 6.8% market share)
  • Total: 7,199 (down 13.6%, at 90.5% market share)

Data from: cleanTechnica

Norway’s Favourite BEVs

  • January, with Tesla almost absent due to international logistics.
  • The Audi Q4 e-tron was January’s best selling vehicle,with 641 units.
  • The #2 is the Hyundai Ioniq 5. 
  • The #3 spot went to the BMW iX
(Image: CleanTechnica)

A notable new entrant at #13 in January was the Hongqi EHS9, from FAW Group. The FAW Group are a long-term partner of Volkswagen Group, and have been making Audi models for over 3 decades in China, including recent BEVs like the original Audi e-tron.

Our take:

Norway’s plugin market has had a internal bounce over the past two months due to the emissions rules change that started in January.

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