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Norway January 2020: Electrified share up to record 78.5%, Audi e-Tron and Renault Zoe top market up 6.2%

The Audi e-Tron is the best-selling vehicle in Norway in January.

New car sales in Norway rise 6.2% year-on-year in January to 9.561 units. Zero-emissions cars soar 24.3% to 4.236 units and 44.3% share vs. 37.8% a year ago. Hybrid sales surge 41.4% to 3.270 and 34.2% share vs. 25.7% in January 2019, this includes 1.919 PHEVs (+47.8%). All-in-all, electrified vehicles are up to a record 78.5% share vs. 63.5% a year ago and 77.3% for its previous best hit both in March 2019 and September 2019. This is also to be compared with 11.4% share for diesel cars (17.5% in January 2019) and 10.1% for petrol cars (19% in January 2019). The share of four-wheel drive cars also surge to 44.8% vs. 35.7% a year ago thanks to 4.279 sales.

Toyota (+31.8%) takes control of the brands ranking for the first time since last May, just as Audi (+520.5%) leaps up 5 spots on last month to 10.4% share, selling five units more than stablemate Volkswagen (-28.3%) in great difficulty this month. BMW (-11.2%) and Volvo (-8.9%) round out the Top 5 as they did over the FY2019. Renault (+219.3%), Mercedes (+81.3%) and Skoda (+13.2%) also shine in the remainder of the Top 10. Further down, Seat (+3500%) springs to life thanks to the launch of the Mii EV, teasing Tesla at #14 overall, with Smart (+440%), Subaru (+268.8%), Porsche (+190%), DS (+72.2%) and Citroen (+31.5%) also standing out.

The Audi e-Tron leaps up 8 spots on December to snap the monthly Norwegian pole position for the 2nd time in the past 4 months after last October, breaking its volume and share records at 902 and 9.4%. The Renault Zoe (+243.9%) surges 111 ranks to land in 2nd place with 533 sales and 5.6% share, smashing all its records – previous bests being #3 in June 2017 and January 2018, 464 sales and 3.8% in November 2018. The BMW X5 (+682.1%), Toyota RAV4 (+35.8%) and Hyundai Kona (+16.6%) also post very solid scores in the remainder of the Top 10. The Toyota Corolla (#8) leads recent launches ahead of the Seat Mii (#16), Tesla Model 3 (#17), Mercedes EQC (#36) and Mazda CX-30 (#40).

Previous post: Norway 2019: Tesla Model 3 storms into top spot in world-leading market for electrified vehicles (68.3%) and EVs (42.4%)

One year ago: Norway January 2019: Jaguar (+910%), Mitsubishi (+267%), Nissan (+253%) up, Hyundai Kona #6

Full January 2020 Top 45 All-brands and Top 205 All-models below.

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