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Norway February 2020: Electrified sales hit record 79.2% share, Audi e-Tron holds 11.3% of market down -6.8%

The Norwegian new car market drops -6.8% year-on-year in February to 10.346 registrations, tilting the year-to-date tally into negative at -1% to 19.907. Zero-emission cars (EVs) are up 13.9% year-on-year to 5.145 and 49.7% share vs. 40.6% in February 2019, hybrid sales are up 15.9% to 3.047 and 29.5% share vs. 23.7% a year ago, including 1.910 PHEVs (+34.9%). This means the share of electrified vehicles in Norway in February is 79.2%, a new record eclipsing the 78.5% of last month and to be compared with 64.3% a year ago in February 2019. In contrast diesel cars hold only 11.2% of the Norwegian market this month vs. 16.8% a year ago and petrol cars are at 9.7% share vs. 18.8% in February 2019.

Volkswagen (-23%) returns to the brands pole position despite a very steep year-on-year fall, distancing stablemate Audi (+372.6%) on fire thanks to one single EV (see further down). Toyota (-14.5%) falls two spots on January to #3 ahead of BMW (-7.7%) and Volvo (-7.6%) both roughly following the market. Kia (+72.2%), Peugeot (+27%) and Skoda (+18.2%) also impress in the Top 10 while further down DS (+1666.7%), Porsche (+800%), Lexus (+69.8%), Opel (+69.1%), Subaru (+57.4%) and Mercedes (+46.6%) stand out. Newcomer MG lifts up 10 spots on January to #22. Now that most years-old orders have been delivered over the past year, Tesla sales totally implode at -91.8%

Model-wise, the Audi e-Tron (+964.5%) smashes its volume record at 1.171  for its first five-digit result and crosses the symbolic 10% share for the first time at 11.3%. It distances the VW Golf (-12.4%) at 7.3% and the Nissan Leaf (-4.7%) at 4.7%. The Kia Soul (+1158.6%), Volvo XC60 (+37.9%) and Renault Zoe (+26%) also make waves in the remainder of the Top 10. The Toyota Corolla (#17) tops recent launches above the Mazda CX-30 (#29), MG ZS (#33), Seat Mii (#41), Tesla Model 3 (#45), Mercedes EQC (#52), VW T-Cross (#54) and Porsche Taycan (#55).

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

One year ago: Norway February 2019: Tesla Model 3 lands directly at #2, Jaguar i-Pace #7 in first market uptick in 6 months

Full February 2020 Top 40 All-brands and Top 190 All-models below.

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