Norway has reached the target set by the climate agreement for CO2 emissions from vehicles. In 2012, it was decided that average CO2 emissions from new cars would be down to 85 grams / km by 2020. When the settlement was concluded, this was considered almost impossible, and is 10 grams lower than what the EU has set itself as target at the same time. The average figures for 2017 were 82 grams / km, while the December figure was as low as 74 grams. Thus, the climate settlement goal has been reached for three years ahead, and the Road Traffic Advisory Council believes that sales of low and zero-emission cars will increase next year.
There are now fewer diesel cars sold than electric cars in Norway. At the same time as electric cars and hybrids are selling ever better, the road to the bottom of diesel cars goes straight. Total new car sales became the 3rd highest in history with 158,650 new passenger cars, and the statistics show that 52.2 percent of these cars were either clean electric cars or hybrid cars. 1 out of 4 new cars is an electric car Officially, electricity sales in 2017 were 20.9 percent, or 33,080 cars. The real number, on the other hand, is higher. A large proportion of electric vehicle sales are used imported cars as real are brand new cars. The reason is that electric cars are being imported from abroad after having first embellished the sales statistics in European countries. A total of 8558 electric cars were used during the year, which means that 41,638 new zero-emission cars came to Norway during the year. That means that 25 percent of car sales are zero-emission cars.
Having had relatively good registration numbers throughout the year, it was undoubtedly Tesla who beat knock-out on competitors in December. The electric car manufacturer was able to sign 2455 new cars in the last month of the year, making sure to shoot in the 7th place among the best-selling car brands in Norway. A total of 8460 new Tesla were registered, up 143 percent compared with the previous year. With only two models it's sensationally good and the million-car Model X became the country's 4th most sold car model in 2017! According to information manager Even Sandsvold Roland in Telsa Norway, sales will be strong at the end of the year as a result of an increase in whole-electric family cars, which Tesla is the only supplier of. The fact that the company has also run very favorable funding campaigns has also helped. A very high registration number just before the new year can also be linked to the proposed "Tesla fee" which was proposed introduced from the new year but eventually dropped. Tesla does not want to comment on this, but after the Nettavisen understands, the news about this came too late to actually affect delivery time.