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There were More Porsche Taycans Sold in Norway Last Month Than All Gasoline-Powered Cars Combined

Norwegians bought more units of the Porsche Taycan than the total number of gasoline powered cars in January

  • Porsche sold 181 units of the Taycan in Norway last month

  • Only 175 gasoline powered cars were sold during the same period

  • The lowering of incentives for hybrid vehicles led to an increase in the proportion of EVs sold in January

Norway is the leading country in terms of electric vehicle adoption, with the vast majority of the new vehicles sold in the country being powered by electrons.

This is even more apparent when considering that for the month of January 2022, there were more units of the Porsche Taycan sold in Norway than there were gasoline powered vehicles from any manufacturer.

Indeed, the electric Porsche found 181 buyers in the Nordic country, while gasoline powered vehicles went home with only 175 buyers.

This figure excludes hybrid vehicles, however, the lowering of incentives that came into effect for the new year has led to a drop in their market share, from 19% to 6.6% year-over-year.

Out of the 7,957 vehicles sold in the country last month, 84% (6,659 units) were fully-electric and only 387 were powered by fossil fuels (diesel and gasoline).

The total number of vehicles sold is lower than usual in Norway, with about 2,400 less sales than in January 2021, but the proportion of EVs saw a large increase since it was sitting at 53% a year ago.

The most popular model in January was the Audi Q4 e-tron, which moved 643 units on its own, with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and the BMW iX following, with 477 and 444 units sold respectively.

Out of the top 20 most popular models, only the Toyota Rav4 was not fully electric, but the fact it sold more than the total number of gasoline vehicle means most of the 271 units which found a buyer where the hybrid version.

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