Norway is gradually overcoming the impact of the coronavirus pandemic but sales of electric plug in vehicles in July are hiding some surprises!
Changes brought the month of July to Norway after sales of electric plug in hybrid models are seeing a remarkable rise. Indeed, pure electric vehicles showed a 33% drop in contrast to PHEVs where they returned particularly dynamically, but with Skoda making the big surprise.
And this surprise is great since a fossil fuel car managed to get into the TOP 10. We are talking about the Skoda Octavia where with 459 units it found itself in 5th place in sales and slightly behind the local manufacturer Volvo. A car with a thermal engine in the TOP 10 is a big news for the Norwegian car market.
On the other hand, the VW e-Golf showed particular momentum after taking first place with 707 units. Will the new VW ID.3 that will come soon be able to completely change the balances in Norway? The second place was occupied by the Hyundai Kona Electric with 535 units and it is still a positive surprise.
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The Tesla Model 3 did nothing more than third place with 527 units. Tesla’s pure electric sedan seems to be suffering somewhat in recent months in Norway. The Volvo XC40 PHEV is expected to be a rising star after taking fourth place with 475 units. Certainly in the months that follow we will see it much higher in the rankings.
As mentioned above, a conventional car managed to get into the TOP 10. Skoda Octavia managed to deliver 459 models despite the tough “electric” competition. In YTD sales at the top remains comfortably the Audi e-tron with 5618 units. In second place is the VW e-Golf with 3717 units while in third place with 2486 models the Hyundai Kona EV is just ahead of the Nissan Leaf.