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Norwegian Volkswagen importer decided to only import EVs from 1 January 2024

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Møller Mobility Group, the importer of Volkswagen cars to Norway, decided to import only all-electric vehicles from 1 January 2024. This means that sales of cars with internal combustion engines and plug-in hybrids will be discontinued.

The decision saw Volkswagen in Norway stop selling cars with internal combustion engines two years ahead of the Norwegian government’s target of deciding all new passenger cars must be all-electric by the end of 2025.

In Norway, more than 6,900 of Volkswagen’s 8,500 newly registered passenger cars are pure electric cars, a proportion of just under 81 percent. Most with more than 5,400 units are VW ID.4.

Audi, a brand in the Volkswagen Group, even reached 97 percent in the same period. According to Ulf Tore Hekneby, head of the Volkswagen importer, the delivery situation is an important factor that determines the share of electric cars at VW this year.

Looking at overall market conditions, the supporting infrastructure suggests that, at least in terms of new registrations, the move towards 100 percent new BEV cars is approaching. This year, electric vehicles accounted for more than 70 percent of new registrations.

Electric vehicles accounted 65 percent of new car sales in Norway by 2021

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